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Department of Psychology

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Graduate Programs

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The TCU Department of Psychology offers a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and a master’s in developmental trauma.

Developmental Trauma (MS)

Courses & Requirements

Experimental Psychology (Ph.D.)

Courses & Requirements

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.