Ralf Greenwald, PhD
Psychology Bldg., Room 428
The Experimental Psychology Graduate Program reflects our commitment to providing students with a generalized background in experimental psychology at the graduate level. Students are expected to complete a set of required core courses and a set of electives that allow the students to concentrate in areas of study adequately represented among the faculty. These areas include cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, social psychology, health psychology, and animal behavior. It is possible to develop curricular tracks in other areas of psychology and/or interdisciplinary programs; however, to be certain that the curriculum can be developed to meet the student’s needs, it should be planned in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in the program.
Applicants for admission should indicate their interest area(s) and potential faculty advisors in their personal statement of goals. Upon enrolling, students will meet with their faculty advisors to discuss academic objectives and to establish a research plan. Collaborative research that is developed in conjunction with a faculty advisor and that may lead to the student’s thesis is encouraged.
Prerequisites: PSY 300 and 362 and 363 (or approved equivalents). Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently with certain program courses.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Write in the language of the discipline, using the elements of style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- Describe, perform, and use data analyses for particular data sets
- Describe, assess, and utilize common research designs and measurement tools in psychology
- Design, conduct, and report psychological research.
- Engage in scholarly and professional activities, including presenting research at formal and/or informal professional events.
- Performing professional skills in supervised practice setting.