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The Ph.D. Program in Psychology prepares students for research, teaching, and practice in the various fields of psychology. Students may specialize in one of a number of training areas.
 
Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology Cognition, Language, and Development
 
 
Basic And Applied Social Psychology Critical Social/Personality Psychology
 
 
Behavior Analysis Environmental Psychology
 
 
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Health Psychology and Clinical Science
 
 
Clinical Psychology@ City College Human Development
 
 
Clinical Psychology@ John Jay College Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 
 
Clinical Psychology@ Queens College Psychology and Law

Our students take full advantage of many top scholar-faculty in their fields of study as well as journal editors and leaders of professional societies and organizations. The faculty and their labs are based on eight campuses throughout the CUNY system, with courses offered at the Graduate Center, as well as Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, John Jay College, Queens College, and the College of Staten Island.

Students can also take advantage of a variety of interdisciplinary concentrations, research centers and institutes, and other specialized programs throughout the Graduate Center that are relevant to psychology. The Psychology Program has an active faculty and student leadership, including serving as the host institution for the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Graduate Student Teaching Association. Student leaders work with the Executive Office to put on a series of cross-CUNY psychology events annually. Many distinguished speakers and visiting scholars provide lectures in all areas, and other professional development opportunities are provided for students.