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Areas of Study

Brain, Cognition, & Behavior

Animal Behavior & Comparative Psychology

Behavior Analysis

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative)

Cognition, Language, & Development
Basic & Applied Social Systems

Basic & Applied Social Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Psychology & Law
Clinical Psychology

@ City College of New York

@ John Jay College of Criminal Justice

@ Queens College

Health Psychology & Clinical Science
Critical Psychology
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Critical Social/Personality Psychology


Environmental Psychology


About Us

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.

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.

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