Graduate Majors

The Department offers six distinct graduate majors, each culminating in the Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences (note that the Department does not offer terminal master's degree programs). The links below provide information about each of these graduate training areas:

The Department has particular strengths in several areas of research that transcend specific majors. Learn more about these Departmental Bridge Topics.

Graduate Certificates

The Department of Psychological Sciences offers a Graduate Certificate in Psychological Statistics. This is a graduate-level certification program that is available to students currently admitted to a graduate degree program at Purdue. Students earning the certificate will demonstrate a broad theoretical understanding of advanced quantitative methods. They will also learn the technical skills (e.g., software; computer programming) necessary to integrate these advanced methods into their substantive research programs.

Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences and College of Education collaborated to offer the Telemental Health Counseling Graduate Certificate. This certificate is available to both licensed and unlicensed mental health professionals as well as graduate students who wish to add a credential to their degrees. The program can satisfy professional development requirements, enhance careers and boost private mental health practices. The online program is notable for its emphasis on best practices for using telemental health to provide mental health services to underserved populations.

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