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Intellectually Curious • Creativity & Innovation • Collaboration & Inclusion


Work closely with outstanding faculty and top performing fellow graduate students. Be supported in your research, build your professional network, and grow in your career and as a person.
We are home to approximately 80 graduate students with an incredible array of interests. We believe that a collaborative and collegial environment fosters high-quality research. Our graduates have gone on to excellent careers in academia, major corporations, government, and other organizations.

The Psychology Department offers the following graduate degrees:

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Obtain a PhD in Psychology from Michigan State University by focusing their scholarship within one of these six on-campus graduate programs: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Ecological / Community, Organizational, Social / Personality. 

Learn more about being a doctoral student here.

Master of Science in Work and Organizational Psychology (Online)

Learn from top experts in the field of organizational psychology and receive cutting-edge training and practical, hands-on experience that will set you apart in the job market. Be prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The first cohort will begin August 2025. Applications opening soon. Learn more today.

Master of Arts in Program Evaluation (Online)

Be equipped with skills to determine if programs are working and how they can be improved. Skilled evaluators are in high demand—this practical, hands on program will give you the first-hand experience you need to excel in this growing field.

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Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation (Online)

Advance your skills and credentials with this certificate that can be tailored to meet your unique educational needs.

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