Graduate Programs

Tania Roth, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, along with graduate students Tiffany Doherty and Samantha Keller in their McKinly Laboratory research space. Roth is the recent recipient of a $1.5m grant to support her further research into neuroscience and DNA methylation.

Psychological and Brain Sciences: Ph.D.


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a doctoral degree program in psychological and brain sciences, with specialization in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, behavioral neuroscience and clinical science. Students in the doctoral program can earn an optional master’s degree by submitting a thesis, but all students are required to continue for the doctorate. The objective of the program is to train researchers who will broaden the base of scientific knowledge upon which the discipline of psychology rests. Major emphasis is given to preparation for research. Other emphases include preparing students for teaching and for the practice of clinical psychology. The clinical training program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).

Program Concentrations:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Clinical Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology


Application Deadlines


December 1: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.