Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology is home to six Graduate Programs:

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
• Research interest areas in Child and Family Studies, Clinical Health Psychology, and Psychotherapy Research
• Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Director: Dr. James Murphy, jgmurphy@memphis.edu
Application Deadline: December 5

Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology
• Research interest areas in Behavioral Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology
Director: Dr. Robert Cohen, rcohen@memphis.edu
Application Deadline: January 15

Doctoral Program in School Psychology
• Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Director: Dr. Randy Floyd, rgfloyd@memphis.edu
Application Deadline: December 15

Master's Degree Program in General Psychology
Director: Dr. Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, mmcdvttm@memphis.edu
Application Deadline: May 1

Master of Arts Program in School Psychology
• Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
Director: Dr. Thomas Fagan, tfagan@memphis.edu
Application Deadline: June 15

Educational Specialist Program in School Psychology
• Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
Director: Dr. Thomas Fagan, tfagan@memphis.edu
Application Deadline: June 15

The Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis:

• is a Center of Excellence in the State of Tennessee with over 30 full-time faculty
• provides a minimum of four years of assistantship funding, a tuition waiver, and a health plan to students in the doctoral programs
• provides office space and conference travel funds to graduate students
• fosters involvement in research during students' first year while developing individual research projects with their primary mentor and other faculty
• in addition to excellent Department facilities, has extensive collaborative research and training opportunities including:
o Institute of Intelligent Systems at the FedEx Institute of Technology (on campus)
o St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
o University of Tennessee Health Sciences in Memphis
o Shelby County Schools
o Methodist/Le Bonheur Healthcare
o VA Hospital
o Shelby County Head Start