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Graduate Programs

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Sciecne Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University offers M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs in Experimental Psychology through mentor-based graduate training in a laboratory of a member of our award-winning and internationally renowned research faculty. Current research programs by departmental faculty are grouped into four core areas of Psychology: Developmental, Cognitive, Social/Personality, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Our faculty are internationally renowned researchers who use cutting-edge techniques to ask fascinating questions in the field of psychology. We offer an educational research training program that promotes academic excellence, values differences and celebrates diversity and inclusion for our students and faculty. Our graduate students are encouraged to excel in their graduate studies, to further enhance their curiosities about the human mind and behavior, to develop a passion for lifelong learning, and to contribute to both the scientific community and society. Our graduate students go on secure productive post-doctoral positions, tenure-track faculty appointments, and prestigious careers in the industry.

Students in our program have a broad range of opportunities for interaction with other Ph.D. programs at FAU and at collaborating institutions located in FAU campuses. Many faculty members are affiliated with the Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN), Jupiter Life Science Initiative, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and Scripps Florida Research Institute. Psychology faculty are also actively involved with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), offering unique research and training experiences. FAU also has two laboratory schools, one K-12 and a K-8 school, which host several long-running research projects. In addition, many faculties have national and international collaborators, providing many rich opportunities for student involvement.

Application Process

The department is currently seeking qualified applications for the upcoming enrollment cycle. Learn more about the application process.