Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Program

Grad student presenting research at Cognitive Development Society biennial meeting 2015

Experimental psychologists conduct research to better understand human and animal behavior. Their scientific findings provide insights that improve teaching and learning methods, promote healthy child development and improve visual and hearing aids, to list a few examples.

The Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Louisville is designed to prepare students for careers in academic, clinical, and applied research settings as well as industry positions involving psychological science, data analysis, and management. Our students are trained in core areas of psychology, research design and methods, data analysis, teaching, and oral and written communication, all of which makes our students highly employable. If you would like to learn about the various career paths that our alumni have taken, please visit our Alumni Positions page.  

We strive for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to us!  We encourage students from underrepresented minority groups to apply to our program. If you are a student and have questions about our program or application, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Cara Cashon, Director of Graduate Studies for Experimental Psychology, via or by phone at (502) 852-3844 (Eastern Time).

# WeAreUofL

UofL recently welcomed Dr. Neeli Bendapudi as President. @PresNeeli is our first female President and first person of color as President.

UofL was ranked FIRST among 500+ public colleges and universities for meeting the needs of African-American students by the USC Race and Equity Center.

UofL has received national awards for its support of the LGBTQ community including:

  • “Best of the Best” Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly college ranking by Campus Pride.
  • A No. 1 ranking from LGBT Outfitters on its list of best campuses.
Check out the short video below of President Bendapudi discussing our recent top rankings in support of diversity.