The Experimental Program at the University of Montana is designed to provide a research emphasis within the field of psychology. Possible areas of emphasis within the Program include Social/Political Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Comparative Animal Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, and Quantitative Psychology. The definitive area of focus and trajectory of study is established and decided in coordination with the graduate student’s faculty advisor.
Most students who are admitted aspire to a position in academics; however, opportunities for employment in private industry and/or research institutes also exist. Students are expected to actively participate in research with faculty members throughout their tenure in the program. The emphasis on one-to-one training is the medium through which students acquire requisite research skills through working on projects leading to publication and/or grant applications. Students develop advanced knowledge and actualize their talents in one or more areas of expertise sought out by both academia and the private sector.
For more information, contact individual faculty members or the Director of the Experimental Program, Dr. Luke Conway.