Experimental Program Overview


The cognitivecomparative-neurobiologydevelopmental and social-personality tracks are all housed under the general Experimental Psychology program. The experimental program adopts a broad approach to the science of psychology by examining the biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and personality factors that affect behavior across the full range of the individual’s lifespan, providing an approach to psychology that extends “from the cradle to the grave.”

In Brief about the Program:

  • Flexible curriculum; design a plan of study that fits your needs and goals.

  • Choose relevant courses from other departments, including Statistics and Human Development and Family Science.

  • Our faculty works with you to achieve your goals. We expect all of our students to earn their degrees.

  • We fund all of our students with grants, assistantships, full out-of-state tuition waivers, and partial waivers of general fees. The Department is currently in a growth mode.

  • We have several graduate slots available. Now is the time to invest in your career.

All students are required to complete a master's thesis and doctoral research. Students are expected to participate in research activities throughout their graduate training. Research experience is complemented by course work in statistics and research methodology and design. All students also take a practicum course in the teaching of psychology, and most gain experience as instructors. In addition, students in the LSD program are encouraged to develop applied skills to enhance their job market potential.

 GRE codes:

Institution code: 6546

Department code: 2016

Click here to download the Graduate Student Handbook and Experimental Psychology Supplement.

For more information about the Experimental Psychology Program and its tracks, contact the program director Dr. Charles Abramson at charles.abramson@okstate.edu.

Click here for a list of our recent graduates.