Department of Psychology

Social Psychology Graduate Study

The Ph.D. program in social psychology at the University of Toledo provides students with the theoretical background and empirical skills necessary for research and teaching careers. To this end, social psychology students are given substantial experience assisting and collaborating on research projects with a faculty advisor. Students also receive exposure to the research techniques of all of the social faculty members by participating in weekly research practicum discussions. It is expected that, by the end of their second year in the program, students begin to develop their own line of research.

In addition to their research experience, social psychology graduate students take advanced social psychology courses and seminars as well as additional courses in statistics, research methodology, and other areas of experimental psychology. Students in the program are also given the opportunity to take a teaching seminar and to teach various courses within the department.

Any questions about studying social psychology at the University of Toledo should be directed to either Dr. Geers or Dr. Rose. Please note: it helps to specify in your personal statement your current research interests.
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Last Updated: 7/15/24