Experimental Psychology

The mission of the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Montana is to promote independent scholarship, excellence in teaching, and training in research as they relate to each candidate’s concentration.

The Experimental Program is designed to provide a research emphasis within the field of psychology, including:

  • Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Comparative Animal Behavior
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Quantitative Psychology
  • Social/Political Psychology

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.

Most students who are admitted aspire to a position in academics; however, opportunities for employment in private industry, research institutes, and government also exist.

For more information, contact individual faculty members or the Director of the Experimental Program, Dr. Rachel Severson.