PhD Programs

Boston University’s Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers great opportunities for conducting research alongside leading faculty. U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University #37 in the world (tied with Cornell University) for the strength of its combined psychiatry/psychology faculty research strength—a ranking to which BU psychological and brain sciences faculty contribute greatly. 

The department offers doctoral degrees in a variety of research areas. For general information about the Graduate Program, please see the Graduate Handbook. To apply, visit the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences website. Boston University’s institution code for submitting GRE scores is 3087.

The deadline for consideration in all Psychology PhD programs is December 1.  Applications as well as all credentials and supplementary materials must be submitted and received by this deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.