Psychology Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology has a long history with graduate programs, including the first doctoral program at CMU. We offer a master's degree in experimental psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, a specialist's degree in school psychology, and doctoral degrees in school, industrial/organizational, and applied experimental psychology.

The Psychology Department has a pervasive scientific orientation. Our faculty are active researchers and scholars. Our students at all levels are taught the research methods of the field and are encouraged to work on research in partnership with faculty. You can choose from the following graduate programs in psychology:

The experimental psychology program includes the M.S. in experimental psychology and the Ph.D. in applied experimental psychology. The industrial/organizational psychology program includes both the M.A. and the first Ph.D. degree to be offered at CMU. The school psychology program has both a specialist in psychological services degree (S.Psy.S.) and a Ph.D. degree, and is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists1 and accredited by the American Psychological Association2. APA has published a 13 part video series on Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology.

National Association of School Psychologist

2 Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Telephone: 202-336-5979. Email or visit the APA Accreditation website.