Psychological & Brain Sciences

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers programs of study leading to the MA and PhD degrees. PhD students may apply to one of three areas of study: Brain, Behavior & Cognition; Clinical; or Developmental Science. The one-year MA program provides didactic and mentored training in research methods and scientific writing and also offers a variety of courses in clinical, developmental, social, and cognitive psychology as well as in neuroscience. For more information on the department, please visit the Psychological & Brain Sciences Department website.

The faculty of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences have expertise in a wide array of research areas. There are significant opportunities for students to gain research experience in a number of different areas such as Child Cognition, Computational Neurophysiology, Developmental Behavior Genetics, Addiction, Cognitive Neurobiology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Molecular Neurobiology and Behavior, Perceptual Neuroscience, Psycholinguistics, and Vision Sciences. The department’s affiliated research centers include the Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders and the Center for Autism Research Excellence, among others. For a list of all centers and faculty research interests, please visit our department’s research page for details.