Prepare for a career in research, teaching or applied health care in our doctoral program with concentrations in cognitive and neural sciences, clinical-community psychology, school psychology and quantitative psychology.
Work with faculty members who are top researchers in their fields within state-of-the art labs like the McCausland Center for Brain Imaging or the Center for Child Well-Being. You'll have opportunities to impact the local Columbia community and other South Carolina communities while making contributions to the field.
Study in a department that is consistently ranked as one of the university's most research-productive departments.
Benefit from a school psychology concentration that consistently ranks as one of the top doctoral programs in the nation.
Join a community invested in diverse representation and perspectives in the classroom, research and applied work.
Work in the Columbia area and the surrounding communities to impact children, adults and families in need.
What You’ll Study
Course requirements vary by concentration. Conduct research in areas including cognitive neuroscience of attention, language, memory, multicultural psychology, psychological development, etiology, prevention and treatment in labs, communities, family and school contexts, and more. Applied concentrations complete your clinical training.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Research Institutes
- Medical Centers
- Human Health Services
- Private Practice
- Non-Profit Organizations