M.A./M.S. in cognitive/neuroscience, systems/neuroscience, developmental, or social/personality areas.
The Department of Psychology offers graduate work leading to the Ph.D. degree in clinical, cognitive, cognitive/neuroscience, social and personality, and developmental psychology. The graduate program has a student to faculty ratio of less than 2:1 and the admissions process is very selective. Graduates of the Oregon programs are currently professors at the Universities of California at Berkeley, Davis, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Colorado, Columbia, Houston, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Stanford, Utah, Washington, and many others. Other graduates hold positions in public or private research organizations, medical schools, government, and human service agencies.
As in most psychology departments, faculty members with common interests have tended to cluster together into "areas." Nevertheless, the department encourages students to develop research programs that combine interests across different areas within psychology. The faculty want to help students become independent scientists who can use the ideas and techniques in their fields to pursue important scientific questions. The following "area" descriptions indicate the types of experiences and facilities available to students and list the relevant faculty. Following these area descriptions are more detailed descriptions of the faculty's current research interests and projects.
The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Western Interstate Commission for HIgher Education. The clnical program is APA approved.
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