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The Ph.D. Program in Psychology encourages students to find creative solutions to critical issues through scholarship and service. The program readies students for meaningful careers in research, teaching, clinical practice, policy, and industry.
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The Ph.D. Program in Psychology encourages students to find creative solutions to critical issues through scholarship and service. The program readies students for meaningful careers in research, teaching, clinical practice, policy, and industry.

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Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Psychology

Full-time
10 Training Areas

Admissions Deadlines

December 1 for fall enrollment
(No spring enrollment)

Please note: In accordance with CUNY's guidelines surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Psychology Executive Office will be working remotely for the foreseeable future.

Please see the COVID-19 Resources and Policies page of the Psychology website for additional information, guidelines, and resources for remote teaching and learning.
 


The Psychology program spans 10 distinct training areas. Each one allows students to focus on a specific area of interest. Students become part of an active and diverse community, participating in interdisciplinary research and programs. The program promotes human welfare and service to society while fostering student growth and development.

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Training Areas

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Our Program

The Psychology curriculum includes 60-90 credits of coursework, a first and second examination, and completion of a dissertation that embodies original research. Each training area has its own program requirements. As a part of The Graduate Center, students 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.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty are top scholars in their fields of study, as well as journal editors and leaders of professional societies and organizations. The faculty work closely with students in courses, through research, and as advisers. 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.

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Student Support

Our students become thoughtful scholars and lifelong learners. The Psychology program and its Executive Office are committed to seeing students succeed and to creating avenues for professional development. They offer many means of support, including comprehensive forms and procedures and student resources.

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Events and Accomplishments

Joining the Ph.D. Program in Psychology means becoming part of a vibrant community of ambitious scholars. Student leaders organize a series of cross-CUNY events with distinguished speakers, including the Teaching of Psychology conference and Psychology Student Research Day. Learn more about the activities and achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni in our program news.

News and Events

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Contact Us

Richard Bodnar

Professor and Executive Officer, Psychology; Professor, Neuroscience; Professor, Biology; Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience

Swe Swe Htay

Assistant Program Officer, Psychology

Basya Kasinitz

Assistant Program Officer, Psychology

Martin Ruck

Executive Officer, Educational Opportunity and Diversity; Professor, Urban Education; Professor, Psychology; Professor, Africana Studies