Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Program

Grad student presenting research at Cognitive Development Society biennial meeting 2015

The Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program is designed to provide training in psychological science to prepare students for careers in academic, clinical, and applied research settings.

The Experimental Psychology program provides research training in the following areas:

  • Cognition
  • Development
  • Visual and Auditory Sciences
  • Neuroscience

A student's graduate training will depend in part on whom they choose as a graduate mentor. Faculty mentors for the Experimental Psychology program are listed on the right. Our faculty also serve as mentors to students in the Interdisciplinary Program in Translational Neuroscience.

The department offers an intellectually enriching environment with a departmental Colloquium Series, the Experimental Psychology Brown Bag, and the Clinical Psychology Colloquium and Professional Development Series. The department also hosts the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, a large monetary award given annually to a psychologist with a creative, influential idea in psychology.


Our recent graduates have gone on to work at:

Bellarmine University

Brown University



GN ReSound

Monsanto Company

Murray State University


Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Southern Baptist University

University of Louisville

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Xavier University