Graduate Study

For over a century, the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago has been a leading center of scholarship, research and teaching in psychology and related fields. True to the Division’s interdisciplinary nature, its faculty members reflect the contemporary state of the field by serving on more than one of the department’s programs in cognition, computational cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, integrative neuroscience, and social psychology. Additionally, the department maintains close connections with other areas of the university: faculty and students participate in courses, colloquia, workshops, and joint research ventures with scholars in related departments including anthropology, biology, computer science, education, linguistics, and philosophy, and in the University’s professional schools of business, public policy, law, medicine, and social service administration.

The Department of Psychology is world renowned for its legacy of field-defining discoveries and innovative research. Faculty and graduate students are breaking new ground at the intersection of key areas of psychological sciences. If you are interested in beginning your career in one of the most exciting departments in the world, explore our areas of research specialization and the doctoral curriculum.