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In accordance with CUNY's guidelines surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Psychology Executive Office will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. Please note that all doctoral dissertation defenses must also be performed remotely​ until further notice.

The Psychology Executive Office has compiled the following resources in order to assist with The Graduate Center's transition to remote teaching and learning. We will continue to monitor the situation as things unfold, and will post any updates here as they become available.

Thank you in advance for your flexibility, and stay safe, healthy, and well!

GC Coronavirus Guidance and Updates

COVID-19 Contact List for the Ph.D. Program in Psychology

GC IT Remote Work Guidance

Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

Resources for Remote Teaching & Learning:


Effective September 1st, 2018, the Psychology Doctoral Program has been reorganized into the following ten Training Areas following mergers.

Areas of Study



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 faculty are top scholars 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.

Statement Concerning the American Psychological Association and its role in Government sponsored torture


Psychology Executive Office

Richard Bodnar
Executive Officer, Professor

Swe Swe Htay
Assistant Program Officer (APO) for Administration and Program Management

Judith Kubran
Assistant Program Officer (APO) for Academic Support and Student Progress

Executive Office Staff
The Graduate Center
Room 6304.07
Phone 212-817-8750