The Department of Psychology offers two graduate programs, the Psychology Graduate Program and the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The Psychology Graduate Program offers specialization in six different research areas and the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program offers training in four different tracks. Most of our students complete both a Masters and PhD; however, some students with psychology or related Masters degrees from other institutions apply directly to our PhD program. All graduate programs in Psychology are full time. Most students complete a Masters within three years and a PhD within six years. After graduating, our students embark on a variety of successful careers in practice, industry, and academia.
In my role as the Psychology Graduate Program Chair (GPC), I am responsible for overseeing our two graduate programs. In addition, in my capacity as GPC, I chair the Psychology Graduate Studies Committee (GSC), whose membership includes faculty representatives from each of the research areas and student representatives from each program. The GSC is responsible for overseeing: graduate student admission; review and nomination of major, minor, private scholarships and other sources of merit-based graduate funding; curriculum changes to either of the graduate programs; as well as student support and disciplinary issues. It is also a part of my role to facilitate growth and development of the Psychology graduate programs and to respond to the changing needs of graduate students in our programs.
It is important to note that as GPC in the department, I work very closely with the Psychology Graduate Program Assistant (GPA; Kathy Nguyen). The GPA supports the GPC and all aspects of the running of the graduate programs in Psychology. It is an incredibly busy job and essential to the smooth functioning of our two graduate programs. The GPA is often the first point of contact for prospective applicants, graduate students, and faculty for questions regarding admission requirements, and program policies and procedures. You can contact Kathy Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best for the 2020-2021 academic year!
Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Slaney
Psychology Graduate Program Chair