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Is a Graduate Degree in Psychology for Me?

Psychologists are scientists who attempt to understand the fundamental patterns and causes of behavior and mental activities of people and animals. They do so by asking the question, "Why do individual living organisms do the things they do?" Unlike clinical psychologists involved with the treatment of mental disorders, the Experimental Psychologists at FAU attempt to understand the interactions among the brain, mind, and behavior, as well as the variety of variables that Influence these interactions.


Careers in Psychology

Research and Teaching at a University, College, High School, Industry, School Board, Government, or entry into a program for clinical training in psychology.

Graduate Programs Offered by the Psychology Department at FAU

Ph.D. Doctoral Degree in Experimental Psychology
Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience (Coming Soon)
MA Masters of Arts Graduate Degree in Psychology

What are Core Areas of Study in Psychology at FAU?

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Social/Personality Psychology

Faculty in the Department of Psychology

Faculty Listing

Past Graduates

Where and what some of our graduates are doing now.

Fall Application Deadline

Ph.D.: January 15
M.A.: May 1

Applicants must complete both:

  1. the FAU application form is available through the FAU Graduate College;
  2. and the Psychology Department application form.

More Information About Programs and Financial Assistance

Graduate Studies Coordinator
Brett Laursen, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Florida Atlantic University
2912 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314