Graduate Studies

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- Melissa Fuesting, Psychology Graduate Student

The department offers a Ph.D. in Psychology, with specialization in three areas. We do not offer a terminal Master’s degree.
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Our graduate programs are intensively focused on research experiences as well as academic rigor. Our program emphasizes research, teaching, and applied work in psychology. We have approximately 80 graduate students at various stages of the program, who are engaged in cutting-edge research across disciplines. Our students publish research in top psychology journals and present dozens of presentations at professional conferences each year.

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In order to obtain the Ph.D. in psychology, the student must complete the minimum requirements of: (1) the Graduate School, (2) the Psychology Department, and (3) the area of concentration to which the student has been admitted.


The Psychology department is committed to supporting our graduate students with an Assistantship for five years. The 9-month stipend for all graduate students is approximately $17,000. Students will also receive $1,800 in summer support. Principal Investigators may provide additional summer support as available.

Support includes a tuition waiver including most (but not all) instructional fees, and stipends consistent with the cost of living in Oxford, OH. To earn this support, graduate student serve as Graduate Assistants (GA), supporting the teaching and research of an assigned faculty member or Teaching Assistants (TA), serving as instructor of record for a course in the department. Clinical students typically spend 2-3 years on clinical placements in the region that provide the same level of support. Once admitted, students may also apply to a number of awards and scholarships from the graduate school.

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