Graduate Program in Psychology
Please visit our links at the right to learn about the opportunities available to graduate students in the Psychology Department.
Highlights of the Graduate Program
Recognition: The UNH Graduate Psychology Program has been recognized by the American Psychological Association for Innovation in Graduate Education in Psychology: Honoring innovative graduate programs; Honorable mentions; UNH One of Four.
Financial Assistance: All graduate students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program receive a full tuition waiver and stipend for at least four years contingent on university funding.
Teaching: Students in each semester of their third year teach Introduction to Psychology (under the guidance of a master teacher in our department), while taking a year-long seminar on the teaching of psychology. In their fourth year, they typically teach a mid-level course in their area of specialty during one semester and teach another course, such as statistics, in the other semester. Thus, by the time they graduate, our students typically have experience teaching three different courses. Students have full autonomy over these courses. Our students are also prepared for other aspects of higher education (e.g., advising, committee work, issues facing professors). Many of our students also earn a Master's degree or Cognate in College Teaching. In addition, we have a nationally recognized program for training and preparing future faculty, especially with regard to teaching, called Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program.
Research: Our program is organized into three clusters: Brain, Behavior, and Cognition; Social/Personality; and Developmental. Psychology. With a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 3:2, students work closely with faculty in conducting their research. En route to their Ph.D., students obtain a Master's degree, which is based on an empirical study. They often do other research as well, besides their dissertation work. Generally, our students have at least one or two publications as well as conference presentations before leaving the program.
Job Placement: About 75% of our recent Ph.D.'s have taken positions at colleges and universities across the United States.
For more information on the graduate program, contact Robin Scholefield at email@example.com or at 603-862-2360.
Important dates for Current Graduate students
Last Day for Filing Intent to Graduate (without $25 late fee) - for May 2013
Monday, March 11th - Webcat
Last Day for Filing Intent to Graduate (with $25 late fee) - for May 2013
Monday, April 1st - Webcat
Last Day for final Ph.D. dissertation defense for Mar May 2013
Friday, April 12th
Last Day for Presenting Dissertations or Theses to Graduate School for Binding - for May 2013 graduation
Monday, Monday, May 6th
May 2013 Graduation
Saturday, May 18th