Experimental Program


 Program Overview | Experimental Tracks | Experimental Faculty | Application Information

Program Overview

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.” There are four concentrations to choose from, all housed under the general experimental program: 
Cognitive  Develop a strong theoretical understanding and research competence in the study of human cognition 
Comparative-Neurobiology Develop a strong theoretical understanding and research competence in the study of comparative psychology and/or neurobiology
Developmental Gain a strong background in research design and statistics in addition to coursework in lifespan social and cognitive development
Social-Personality Develop a strong theoretical and research competence in the field

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 experimental program are encouraged to develop applied skills to enhance their job market potential.

We offer a flexible curriculum, and encourage students to design a plan of study that fits their needs and goals. Experimental faculty works with you to achieve your goals, and all students are expected to earn their degrees. Students are funded through grants, assistantships, full out-of-state tuition waivers, and partial waivers of general fees. 

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

 

Due to COVID-19 considerations, GRE scores will not be required for those applying for 2022 fall admission.

Experimental Faculty

 

 
 

Application Information
The deadline for the Experimental Program is December 1st of each year. 
The Experimental Program expects prospective students to attend Interview Weekend held in February. 
Applicants will be notified by late December if they are to be invited.

GRE Codes

Institution code: 6546
Department code: 2016
Due to COVID-19 considerations, GRE scores will not be required for those applying for 2021 fall admission.

Please apply using the new graduate college online application: https://grad.okstate.edu/apply/

For more information about the Experimental Program contact:

Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Ph.D.
Professor and Experimental Program Director
116 Psychology Building
Stillwater, OK 74078
Telephone: (405) 744-9449
jennifer.byrd.craven@okstate.edu