Biological Psychology

The Biological Psychology (BP) graduate concentration is dedicated to training today's students as individuals who shape the future of neuroscientific and biological research in psychology. Our current faculty are actively engaged in research in a multitude of areas. The BP faculty conduct research in diverse populations, embrace varied conceptual and methodological orientations, and engage different levels of analysis.

In addition to their research involvement, BP graduate students are encouraged to establish themselves as effective educators. They are invited to teach introductory psychology recitation sections, laboratories, and/or undergraduate courses during the academic year and summer sessions, with a special focus on courses that are relevant to their own research interests and career goals. They also have ample opportunities to mentor and supervise undergraduate students in their research programs.

We welcome your inquiries into our training area, so please feel free to contact the area director (Dr. Bruce Friedman) or any of our affiliated faculty for more information.

GRE scores waived for Fall 2021 admissions.  Recognizing ongoing complications for everyone brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and acknowledging the pandemic’s disparate impact on potential applicants from underrepresented communities, we will waive GRE scores for the Fall 2021 recruiting cycle.  Applicants who do not submit GRE scores will be given full consideration and not be penalized.  Those who have taken the GREs and wish to submit their scores may do so.  All applicants are evaluated holistically.

 - Dr. Bruce Friedman