Florida Atlantic University offers a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychology. Graduate students in our program specialize in one of the following four research areas of psychology.
The Ph.D. graduate program requires 80 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree, in addition to a comprehensive examination and a completed dissertation research project. Ph.D. graduate students are accepted on a full-time basis and are expected to finish degree work in 4-5 years.
If you are interested in Neuroscience, you can also apply to a separate Neuroscience program at FAU that works in partnership with faculty from the Department of Psychology in the Schmidt College of Science: The Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute developed and oversees the interdisciplinary
Ph.D. “Neuroscience – Doctor of Philosophy” Program.
The program provides students a different opportunity to pursue Neuroscience at FAU. During the first year, students will have the unique opportunity to rotate in three neuroscience laboratories across multiple colleges and departments.
The Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute is looking for bright, motivated students who have an inquisitive mind and a passion for neuroscience research. Work alongside world-renowned faculty who are utilizing novel techniques to perform cutting-edge research in cellular, molecular, and biomedical neuroscience; sensorimotor, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; and theoretical and computational neuroscience. At FAU we believe that celebrating and valuing diversity and inclusivity generates innovative education, inspired curricula, high-quality research, effectively problem-solving, and general creativity, by establishing an environment in which all students can achieve their potential.