CoPE Lab

Graduate Students

Training within the Brandeis Psychology PhD program focuses on Brain, Body, and Behavior Across the Lifespan. The goal of the PhD program is to develop excellent researchers and teachers who will become leaders in psychological science either in academic or applied research settings. Research activity is emphasized from the start of graduate study. The program has an interdisciplinary focus, and it helps students to develop an area of research specialization while providing opportunities to bring various theoretical and methodological perspectives to work in their chosen area of training.

Brandeis is a member of the Boston Area Graduate Consortium, allowing students to take courses at Tufts, Boston College, and Boston University in addition to Brandeis course offerings. (Please note that Brandeis does not offer graduate programs in clinical psychology.)

Full tuition and a 10-month stipend, which is competitive with those offered by other graduate programs, is available and may be renewed for up to five years. Summer funding may also be available.

Application Information

Applications are due no later than December 1. More information about the program and application information is available on the Psychology Department website.

Individuals who are members of historically under-represented groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Brandeis University is committed to non-discrimination. 

Interested applicants to the CoPE Lab are welcome to contact Professor Snyder at