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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Graduate Program in Experimental Psychology

The University of Mississippi Graduate Program in Experimental Psychology provides the rigorous and supportive scientific training that prepares graduates for outstanding careers in a broad spectrum of established and emerging fields from careers in health sciences, research/medical administration, or drug development . . . to service careers in the public or private sectors . . . to academic careers in teaching and research. Specific programs of study leading to the doctoral degree include behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and social psychology.

An individualized, career-oriented course of study

  • A close apprentice relationship with a major professor for monitorship in research, teaching, and career development.
  • Immediate career advantages through emphasis on publication experience and conference participation.

Breadth of knowledge and experience

  • Scientific programs of study in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and social psychology.
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities in collaboration with the University’s Program in Clinical Psychology, Research Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Business Administration, other departments, and national research centers on the campus.
  • Opportunities to work with service institutes in the surrounding region, including the North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford.

Research achievement

  • Individual and collaborative research experience for gaining broad-based methodological, statistical, and technical expertise and developing written, oral, and technological skills essential to communicating effectively in today’s global scientific community.
  • Specialized research opportunities in conjunction with major grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office of Naval Research, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Teaching excellence

  • Pedagogical training and mentorship
  • Teaching assistantships for classroom and laboratory instruction.

Financial Support
Financial aid opportunities include departmental research and teaching assistantships and Graduate School Honors Fellowships, Minority Fellowships, and Dissertation Fellowships.

All application materials are due by December 1. Admissions information is available online or you may request an application or additional information by contacting us via e-mail or via mail

Department of Psychology
Peabody Building
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

Experimental Psychology Policies and Procedures Manual

Application Information