Psychology: Cognitive PhD

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Cognitive Psychology PhD program offers an exceptional, research-intensive training environment for students interested in understanding how the mind works. The program faculty are nationally and internationally known for innovative research on sentence comprehension and discourse, speech and language perception, word recognition and lexical access, animal cognition, auditory perception, categorization, learning, and motor control. The program is for individuals who aim to become independent research scientists in cognitive psychology, primarily (but not limited to) in the context of academic careers.

Program Contact

Mary Wlodarczyk
213 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: psych@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-8617
Fax: 716-645-3801

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.