These are the minimum requirements for the PhD from the Biological and Health Psychology Program.
The Biological and Health Psychology Program subsumes two academic tracks, one in Biological and Health Psychology alone, and the other in consortium with the Clinical Psychology Program.
Except as noted, Clinical/Health Psychology Program students satisfy the same degree requirements as nonclinical Biological and Health Psychology Program students, in addition to completing requirements of the Clinical Psychology Program.
- Graduate training is only offered for the PhD. There is no terminal master's degree.
- Graduate training occurs on a full-time, three-term, year-round basis. Most courses are 3 credits and one term in duration.
- A mentorship model of training is employed, in which students work closely with their faculty advisors. It is possible to change advisors at any time and often students work with other faculty in addition to their advisor.
- Students are encouraged to examine the research interests and recent publications of faculty with whom they might be interested in working. Click here for faculty list. Graduate applicants are asked to designate potential faculty mentors, and these selections are considered seriously in the application review process.
- An individualized curriculum is established for each student. This curriculum is established, approved, and monitored by a two-member advisory committee composed of program faculty.
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