The TCU Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and a master’s in developmental trauma.
Formal academic preparation for admittance into the program should cover a broad spectrum of experimental psychology content areas and quantitative methods.
Because the Ph.D. is a research degree, the primary goal of the graduate program is
to provide students with competence in psychological research. The department offers
excellent research facilities and support; graduate students are expected to develop
expertise in a major research area during their tenure in the graduate program, to
work in close partnership with graduate faculty in empirical research, and to contribute
to publications and paper presentations.
A second goal of the graduate program is to provide students with the tools and experience necessary for teaching in an academic setting; therefore, the department provides graduate students with ample opportunities to lecture and/or lead discussion in undergraduate classes. Additionally, some advanced graduate students may be given sole responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses.