Applications to the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program are due December 1st!

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Student are trained for careers in both academic and non-academic settings! 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 in careers that involve psychological science, research and data analysis, and management.

Good mentoring is a key to success! Students work one-on-one with a research mentor throughout their time in the program. Students are also connected with peer mentors within the program from the start of their time with us.

Professional development is important to us! Professional development opportunities are provided within our department and across campus. This includes a weekly Research & Professional Development seminar that provides students the opportunity to develop their presentation skills and other professional skills in an informal, supportive environment, and a university-wide course on writing for graduate students.

We highly encourage qualified students from underrepresented groups to apply to our program! The Minority Associate of Graduate Students (MAGS), the Cultural Center, the LGBT Center, the Women’s Center, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the Office of Institutional Equity along with many other student organizations have a strong presence on campus and provide additional support to help students succeed. We also offer Application Fee Waivers for students applying from underrepresented groups in psychology.

Students receive full funding for five years from the start!

  • All students in good standing in the program receive an assistantship or other funding that provides tuition, health insurance, and a stipend of $24,000 per year (paid across 12 months) for five years.
  • Diversity scholarships are available to qualified applicants from underrepresented groups through UofL and outside funding groups.
  • Students in our program are also eligible for internal and external travel and research awards.

Our program is research-focused and flexible.

  • Students can specialize in research in one or more of the following areas:

      Cognition, Development, Neuroscience, Vision and Hearing

  • Course requirements are kept light so students can focus on research.
  • The curriculum can be adapted to meet the needs of each student.