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.Request Information
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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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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.Curriculum
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.Faculty
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.Forms and Procedures
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
Professor Puleng Segalo awarded for popularizing science at University of South Africa
Professor Puleng Segalo, incumbent of the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair at Unisa, has received The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Regional Award 2021 for Public Understanding and Popularization of Science. The prestigious award is aimed at fulfilling the academy’s objective of recognizing, supporting, and promoting scientific capacity and excellence in the developing world.
Caroline Nester awarded the NRSA from the National Institutes of Health
Caroline Nester, a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at Queens College, Brooklyn College, and the CUNY Graduate Center, was recently awarded the prestigious National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award (F31) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Caroline’s research, mentored by Laura Rabin, Ph.D., seeks to develop novel screening tools for dementia risk in demographically diverse older adults, with the ultimate goal to reduce brain health disparities in vulnerable populations around the globe.
Dr. Regina Miranda featured as one of Ad Council's Champions for Good
Congratulations to Dr. Regina Miranda (Health Psychology and Clinical Science (HPCS) training area) on being featured as the Ad Council's Champion for Good, as a result of her involvement with the Ad Council's Sound It Out youth mental health campaign.
Congratulations to Boyang Fan
Congratulations to Boyang Fan for depositing his dissertation and accepting a postdoctoral position at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
Aug 2, 2022
The Psychology program congratulates Ayten Sedef Ozoguz, Chloe Brittenham, Beverlin del Rosario, Caroline Nester, and Jakob Schneider.
- Student News
Jul 28, 2022
Congratulations to Reverend Dr. Katie Cumiskey (Critical Psychology/CSI) for being awarded the first Dolphin Award at CSI as an Agent of Change toward Diversity, Equity...
Jul 25, 2022
A postdoctoral fellow at Rutgers University, he has distinguished himself through his publications and commitment to diversity.
- Alumni News
Jul 13, 2022
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