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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

Psychological and Brain Sciences - Graduate

Chair: David J. Bucci

Professor Emeritus G. Wolford; Professors D. J. Bucci, A. S. Clark, B. C. Duchaine, R. H. Granger, J. V. Haxby, T. F. Heatherton, H. C. Hughes, J. G. Hull, W. M. Kelley, J. S. Taube, P. U. Tse,  P. J. Whalen; Associate Professors C. P. Cramer, M. I. Gobbini, T. P. Wheatley; Assistant Professors L. Chang, J. Manning, M. Meyer, K. S. Smith, A. Soltani,  M. van der Meer;  Senior Lecturers M. Herman, J. F. Pfister; Lecturers K. R. Clark, J. Dumont, S. Frey, L. Symes; Visiting Associate Professors R. Santulli, J. L. Scheiner; Adjunct Professors R. A. Maue, J. D. Sargent, J. White; Adjunct Associate Professor M. G. Funnell; Adjunct Assistant Professors M. J. Detzer, W. L. Hudenko, M. J. Sateia; Research Professor P. Cavanagh; Research Assistant Professors E. Cooper, Y. Halchenko, T. Todd.


To view Psychological and Brain Sciences Graduate courses, click here.

To view Psychological and Brain Sciences Undergraduate requirements, click here.

To view Psychological and Brain Sciences Undergraduate courses, click here.


Requirements for the Doctor’s Degree (Ph.D.)

The Department offers graduate training leading to the Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or Experimental Psychology. The program emphasizes acquaintance with the basic psychological and neural processes that form the core of contemporary psychological science. Students are encouraged in their research to address problems of broad significance and to be knowledgeable about the theory that makes breadth coherent.

The requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences are as follows:

  1. A passing grade in the required proseminar (100), statistical courses (110, 111), and five additional graduate courses (chosen from a series of Core Courses and Seminars).
  2. Completion of the teaching apprenticeship program.
  3. A passing grade in a Specialist Examination, typically by the end of the winter term during the second year.
  4. Fulfillment of the two-year-residence requirement.
  5. Completion of independent research and a dissertation; a defense of the dissertation; and presentation of the dissertation research in a public oral colloquium.
  6. For more specific details regarding the program see the ‘Guide to PBS Graduate Program.’

Psychological and Brain Sciences Department Website

Please check the department website at for further information.