Graduate studies leading to the Ph.D. degree in psychology are designed to offer the student training in a major research area within psychology, expertise in quantitative and design methodology, and varied research opportunities. Students study either Psychological Science or School Psychology. The School Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. You may write to faculty members at the Department of Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Faculty members can be reached by email or telephone at (504) 865-5331.
Note: The department does not offer graduate training in counseling or adult clinical psychology.
The School Psychology Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, and offers doctoral research training in basic and applied aspects of developmental science. Faculty research interests include developmental psychopathology, resilience and stress reactivity, executive functions such as emotion regulation and attention, coping, motivational belief systems and the typical developmental patterns among adolescents of color, spatial reasoning, and the development of tool use. State of the art research laboratories include the Infant and Toddler Development Project at Tulane’s University Square facility. Additional facilities on campus are made possible through the Newcomb Children's Center and the University’s Upward Bound Program. Cooperation with community institutions and schools is excellent. Goals of graduate training are to develop students' research skills and to prepare them for employment in academic research, teaching, and human service settings. After securing competitive predoctoral internships, program graduates are employed in a variety of excellent positions.
64 Hours of Graduate Course Didactic Credit Hours Including:
Additional Elective Courses are Selected in Consultation with the Advisor
8 Semesters in Practicum (24 Credits)
One-year Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship
For additional detail please see the School Psychology section of the website.
Psychological Science provides training in basic research areas of psychology. Current areas of research interest include developmental psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. Throughout the graduate career, students conduct research with any department faculty member, and often elect to conduct research with several faculty to support interdisciplinary interests. The majority of our program graduates secure academic positions. (See post-doctoral and current positions of recent graduates).
48 Hours of Graduate Course Credits Including:
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