What will I learn?

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy in psychology requires distinguished accomplishments in both scholarship and original research, and a deep understanding of the strategic role of thoughtful research in the development of an empirical science. Although the student must meet the minimum requirements of a planned course of study, the ultimate basis for conferring the degree must be the demonstrated ability to do independent and creative work, and the exhibition of a profound grasp of the subject matter of the field.

The specialization in Psychological Sciences allows students to work in a general experimental context while specializing in one of several areas (e.g., cognitive, social, developmental, personality, industrial/organizational, etc.) The specialization in Health/Neuroscience Psychology is designed to train researchers in health/neuroscience and behavior, working at the cutting-edge of interdisciplinary , biomedical and bio behavioral investigation in areas such as pain, addiction, stress, psycho-immunology, memory, cancer and aging. Most research activity is based on the neurophysiological, bio-behavioral, or biopsychosocial model of health and illness.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,620.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Science



76019, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students have completed a bachelor’s degree from either a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or its foreign equivalent before starting graduate study. An undergraduate degree in CS or CpE or closely related field. An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate coursework. A 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) on the last two years of undergraduate course-work. In particular, performance on CS/CpE related courses are emphasized.

For international students

An applicant must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade-point average.

Applicants are expected to submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79. Further, when the TOEFL iBT is taken, sectional scores of at least 22 on the writing section, 21 on the speaking section, 20 on the reading section, and 16 on the listening section are preferred.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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