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Psychological & Brain Sciences PhD

Health Sciences


Social & Behavioral Sciences


The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences offers a doctoral degree program in psychological and brain sciences, with specialization in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical science. Students in the doctoral program can earn an optional Master’s Degree by submitting a thesis, but all students are required to continue for the doctorate. The objective of the program is to train researchers who will broaden the base of scientific knowledge upon which the discipline of psychology rests. Major emphasis is given to preparation for research. Other emphases include preparing students for teaching and for the practice of clinical psychology. The clinical training program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).

Program Concentrations:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Clinical Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Psychological and Brain Sciences–PHD: $1,898.00


Application Deadline:

December-01 Final deadline to apply

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