Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida is committed to furthering our understanding of behavior and mental processes utilizing the methods of science.

Doctoral (PhD) Program in Psychology

Graduate students are trained in both basic and applied research to become independent scholars. Students work with one or more faculty members engaging in a broad range of research. Students can enter with a Master’s degree or earn a Master of Arts Along the Way as part of the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. program is housed at USF Tampa (e.g., classes and labs); however, some advisors may have their offices at USF Sarasota or USF St. Petersburg.

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences is a self-contained M.A. degree that includes the study of biological, social, developmental, and cognitive bases of health and human behavior. (This degree is different from the M.A. en route to the Ph.D. Admission into or completion of the M.A. degree in Psychological Sciences has no bearing on admission into the Ph.D. program above.) The M.A. program in Psychological Sciences is housed on the USF St. Petersburg campus.

Graduate Certificates