Strong research. Broad perspective.
UToledo's experimental psychology Ph.D. students successfully launch careers in academic settings and in industrial, governmental and medical institutions.
The University of Toledo's Ph.D. program in experimental psychology promotes excellence in research and scholarship in three broad ways that give our graduates a breadth of knowledge and advantage in the job market:
As the field of psychology matures, the boundaries blur between its various subdisciplines — clinical, cognitive, developmental, neuroscience, social and more. UToledo's psychology graduate program curriculum covers all these areas.
Our experimental Ph.D. students specialize in an area of psychology. They are paired immediately with a faculty mentor in their focus area and begin research in the faculty member's lab. They often publish and present their work. Specializations in experimental psychology include:
UToledo offers even more flexibility and breadth of knowledge by offering the following options to graduate students. They can:
This is one of the most marketable and practical aspects of UToledo’s experimental psychology program.
UToledo experimental psychology students complete a master's thesis and earn an M.A. degree while working on their doctorates.
Close relationships with outstanding faculty. Work one-on-one with faculty in your specialty area. Our faculty members have diverse, productive areas of research. They have received numerous research awards, published in high-profile journals and won local, regional and federal grants to support their research.
Full funding. Our graduate students typically receive at least four years of financial support through teaching and research assistantships.
Hands-on teaching. Get prepared for life as university faculty. UToledo psychology graduate students have the opportunity to teach introductory courses within their area of expertise.
Access to The University of Toledo Medical Center. Our doctoral students take advantage of the faculty and resources of our nearby medical school and hospital.
During the past few decades, 3/4 of our experimental psychology doctoral program graduates have found employment in universities and colleges throughout the U.S. The remaining 25% work in industrial, governmental and medical institutions, such as:
Experimental psychology PhD students are expected to:
Our students work closely with faculty in their specialty areas. Faculty members in the experimental psychology graduate program conduct innovative research through the:
Research focuses on issues such as:
The UToledo Department of Psychology has two computer labs with more than 50 state-of-the-art computers containing a variety of data collection and data analysis programs. Our cutting-edge research facilities include well-equipped labs for human and animal research: