The Department of Psychology offers programs of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree within our formal
programs in Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Development, and Neuroscience and Animal Behavior. The emphasis of the
department is a broad, interdisciplinary approach to understanding issues and problems in contemporary psychology, while
at the same time offering specialization in a particular area.
Research projects and specific coursework are developed primarily within the student’s chosen program. However,
all students receive a common grounding through courses in statistical methods, history of psychology, and fundamentals
of teaching practice, and participate in department wide-colloquia, research seminars, and special workshops. Procedures,
requirements, and training relevant to all students in the department are detailed in the Graduate Manual (updated yearly).
Cognition & Development
Neuroscience and Animal Behavior
Questions and Contacts
The departmental Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) is Dr. Hillary Rodman.
The departmental Graduate Academic Degree Program Coordinator is Paula Mitchell. She can be reached at
404-727-7456 or firstname.lastname@example.org with general questions about departmental
graduate program requirements, paperwork, and application procedures and status.
Program Directors listed below should be contacted with questions about program-specific
requirements and opportunities (please also see individual program pages linked above).