Graduate Studies

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Welcome to Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences! 

Degrees Offered

Please note that we do not offer any terminal Master's programs in our department. 

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists integrate the science of psychology with the treatment of complex human problems. Students in our clinical psychology program are trained to assess and treat those in need of mental health services as well as conduct the research that will help enlighten our understanding of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and their treatments. Read more about our Student Outcomes, Admissions, and Other Data.

For more information about our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program and how to apply, please click here.

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology

Experimental psychologists conduct research to better understand the processes that underlie human behavior. Their research is used to improve the human experience, such as, to improve teaching and learning, promote healthy child development, develop more effective visual or hearing aids, and understand how the brain works. Students in this program develop skills that prepare them for careers in academia as well as non-profits, government, and industry. Applicants to this program are not required to have a psychology degree. In our program, students can receive specialized training in the following areas:

    • Cognition
    • Development
    • Visual and Auditory Sciences
    • Neuroscience

For more information about our Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program and how to apply, please click here. 

The American Psychological Association provides some helpful information about subfields in psychology and careers associated with them. To learn more about the subfields offered in our department, please click on the following links:   

Clinical Psychology    Experimental Psychology    Developmental Psychology    Brain Science and Cognitive Psychology

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). 
For more information, please visit the Office of Academic Planning & Accountability - Accreditation.