Students applying to the HDPP concentration have the option of simultaneously applying to the MPP program at the McCourt School of Public Policy. Note that students who enter the HDPP program can apply to the MPP program during their first year of the doctoral program. For students accepted into the MPP program, credits earned in their first year will be conferred to their MPP program status.
Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Students can apply simultaneously to the Ph.D. program in Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) if they wish. The IPN has a separate admissions process and is appropriate for students wishing to focus intensively on neuroscience. Students admitted to the IPN can select a member of the Psychology faculty as their primary mentor beginning in their second year. Either the student or faculty must procure external funding to support IPN students in Years 3-5 of the program.
Cognitive Science program
Students can apply simultaneously to the Ph.D. program in Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Cognitive Science program. This program is designed to enable graduate students to pursue a Ph.D. in cognitive science by taking courses and building an advisory committee of faculty members from multiple departments at the University, including the Departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Neurology, Biology, and Spanish and Portuguese.