Experimental Psychology

Delve into the intricacies of the mind.

You want to learn how we gain and store knowledge or what role perception plays in understanding our lives. You want to become immersed in how we process information or develop our ability to interact socially. The master of art in experimental psychology program will give you the opportunity to work with a faculty that consistently receives major government and private funding to conduct research on such topics as visual functions in Down syndrome, hippocampal atrophy in early Alzheimer's disease, and biomemetic robotics. Our program is a natural for those who are interested in continuing their studies to the doctoral level and want to conduct intensive research.

Once you understand the human mind, you can begin to impact human behavior and help people lead better lives. That’s what I want to do.

Isabel Rodriquez ’13

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Quick Facts

  • More than a dozen active laboratories in the department are conducting research across a wide spectrum of interests.
  • Many of our well-equipped labs are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and National Aeronautic and Space Administration.
  • Students in the department have presented papers at 108 national and international conferences.

Possible Careers

  • Researcher in government or private laboratories
  • Counselor to war veterans or disaster victims suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Therapist for autism patients in a private practice