Purdue University

College of Health and Human Sciences

Psychological Sciences


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Psychological Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The department offers doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in the following areas of psychology: clinical, cognitive, developmental, educational, industrial-organizational, learning and memory, psychobiology, quantitative-mathematical, and social.

Typically, it takes four or five years to complete requirements leading to the Ph.D. degree. The Master of Science degree with thesis is required for all students who intend to earn the Ph.D. The Master of Science without thesis is available, but usually is taken only by those students who, for various reasons, desire not to continue toward the Ph.D. degree in this department. These degrees require 24 and 36 semester hours of course work, respectively. The Ph.D. program is research-oriented and requires a dissertation. It usually takes two to three years beyond the M.S. degree for completion.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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