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Graduate Psychology Schools in Virginia

Graduate Psychology Schools in Virginia with Degree Program Overviews

George Mason University’s Graduate Psychology Programs

The world is changing, and it is the responsibility of the modern psychology scholar to develop deeper understandings of the ways in which humans grow, develop, adapt, and cope with these changes. George Mason University is proud to be one of the schools at the forefront of training the next generation of scientist-practitioners in the field of psychology. According to U.S. News and World Report, the graduate psychology program at George Mason University ranks among the top schools in the nation for study in this field.

Ph.D in Biopsychology

Students that are interested in biological bases for behavior, such as the way the brain influences actions, attitudes, and opinions, will find they are happily at home in the Biopsychology doctoral program at George Mason University. Those that have successfully completed their independent research and published a dissertation from this program have gone on to many competitive careers, including positions on college and university faculties, pharmaceutical research, laboratory positions at organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Ph.D in Applied Cognition

If you’re interested in conducting psychological research that will allow you to apply cognitive science to issues facing individuals, families, and communities in the real world, the multidisciplinary approach to the doctoral program in Applied Cognition is worth a look. Students at George Mason University will have the unique ability to draw knowledge and inspiration from one of the largest collections of human factors professionals, which resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

Contact Information

Address: 4400 University Dr., MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone Number: 703-993-1384

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