Doctoral Programs | Psychology | SIU

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Doctoral Programs

The Department of Psychology offers four main specializations within the Doctoral Program: Applied Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical Psychology, and Counseling Psychology.

Applied Psychology

The Applied Psychology program combines industrial & organizational psychology approached through lenses of applied social psychology, training in statistics, research methodology, program evaluation, and organizational consulting.

Brain & Cognitive Sciences

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) doctoral program emphasizes cognitive behavior through a combination of Developmental, Neurobiological, Behavioral, and Computational perspectives.

Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology program is designed to develop clinical psychologists who will have the skills and breadth of perspective to adapt flexibly to the changing roles and opportunities in the field, integrating science and practice.

Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology program is a traditional Boulder-model program balancing science and practice, developing the student as both a scientifically sophisticated researcher and an interpersonally skilled counselor.