Graduate Program Overview

The Psychology department is located in Logan Hall on the south edge of UNM's main campus. In addition to faculty and administrative offices and seminar rooms, the building is well-equipped for psychological experimentation.

Psychologists engage in a variety of activities including research, teaching, psychological services to individuals and groups, consultation, and administration. Individual psychologists usually devote themselves to more than one of these activities at any time. The work setting of the psychologist also varies. Psychologists are found in universities, government laboratories, private industry, hospital wards, outpatient clinics and community health centers. If you want to become a professional psychologist, you must seek graduate training.

Note: For graduate students, we only offer a Ph.D. program, not a Master's degree program. Typically, our Ph.D. students get a Master's degree along the way as they work towards their Ph.D., but the program is not designed to end with the Master's degree. We may add a terminal Master's program at some point in the future.

Our faculty and staff in the Department of Psychology are here to help you learn and to help you pursue the study of psychology as you approach your personal and career goals and to help you navigate through the university. Our faculty all hold doctoral degrees from major U.S. and Canadian universities, and they represent a broad range of specializations. Among the major interest areas represented in the department are:

  • Human Learning
  • Memory and cognition
  • Applied psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Cross-cultural and community psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Physiological psychology
  • Neuropathology
  • Social psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychotherapy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Group and individual behavior therapies
  • Behavior analysis
  • Forensic Neuroscience

Graduate Program Introduction

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in psychology at the University Of New Mexico. Our graduate program consists of the following areas of specialization or concentration:

  • Clinical
  • Cognition Brain and Behavior (Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral Neuroscience)
  • Evolution
  • Developmental

In addition to your major program of study, you can graduate with an emphasis in Diversity/Multicultural Psychology, Quantitative Psychology or Health Psychology.

Read the descriptions of these specializations within our web site and the specific research interests of the faculty within these areas. If you find that our program fits with your interests and abilities, we welcome your application. Let us know if we can facilitate the application process or assist you in any way. Our application deadline is December 1st.

The following documents will answer most questions about our program. If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact

Please explore our web site for more information.