Training for Teaching
Teaching is a part of many careers following the PhD, and thus graduate study in the Psychology Department prepares students by including a specific teaching curriculum. This begins with a course on the teaching of psychology, and continues with experience as a teaching assistant. Finally, all PhD students are required to teach a course under the supervision of a faculty member.
Training for Research
Research is strongly emphasized. The strength of our research programs has made the Psychology Department one of the strongest and most successful departments in the University.
Students are expected to develop the ability to initiate, execute and interpret their own projects. Lecture courses provide a broad foundation in scientific principles as well as detailed knowledge of their major areas; advanced seminars and hands-on research experience bring students to the current frontiers of their specialties.
Graduate students benefit from a highly productive research atmosphere in the department. They are exposed to a wide variety of research programs by direct participation, research seminars and colloquia in which both faculty and students participate.