Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology offers programs of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree within our formal programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Development, and Neuroscience and Animal Behavior. The emphasis of the department is a broad, interdisciplinary approach to understanding issues and problems in contemporary psychology, while at the same time offering specialization in a particular area.

Research projects and specific coursework are developed primarily within the student’s chosen program. However, all students receive a common grounding through courses in statistical methods, history of psychology, and fundamentals of teaching practice, and participate in department wide-colloquia, research seminars, and special workshops. Procedures, requirements, and training relevant to all students in the department are detailed in the Graduate Manual (updated yearly). 


Cognition & Development 
Neuroscience and Animal Behavior 

Questions and Contacts

The departmental Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) is Dr. Hillary Rodman.

The departmental Graduate Academic Degree Program Coordinator is Paula Mitchell. She can be reached at 404-727-7456 or with general questions about departmental graduate program requirements, paperwork, and application procedures and status.

Program Directors listed below should be contacted with questions about program-specific requirements and opportunities (please also see individual program pages linked above).

  Clinical Psychology: Dr. Linda Craighead
  Cognition and Development: Dr. Stella Lourenco
  Neuroscience and Animal Behavior: Dr. Robert Hampton