Doctoral Program

Florida Atlantic University offers a Ph.D. graduate degree in psychology. The program has a strong scientific/experimental emphasis in traditional areas of psychology including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience, neuroscience, and the brain sciences. The range of interests and the productivity of our faculty provide students with broad graduate research training, encouraging them to develop expertise in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience, neuroscience, and the brain sciences.

Graduate students seeking the Ph.D. degree can specialize in the following research areas of our faculty:

The Ph.D. graduate program requires 80 semester hours of coursework beyond the bachelors degree, in addition to a comprehensive examination and a completed dissertation research project. Ph.D. graduate students are accepted on a full-time basis and are expected to finish degree work in 4-5 years.