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PhD Programs in Psychology at CCNY and the GC

Two of the City University of New York’s most prestigious Ph.D. programs are housed in and taught by faculty from the City College of New York.


The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology is founded on a scholar-practitioner model, with a strong integrative psychodynamic orientation that incorporates neuropsychology, family systems theory, attachment theory, and multi-cultural perspectives. Graduate students choose our program because of its emphasis on 1) the in-depth study of the inner life of individuals in their familial and cultural contexts, 2) the integration of theory, practice and research, and 3) the training in understanding and serving diverse populations, including minority and underserved groups; 4) the wide range of opportunities for clinical training and research both through our own training clinic (the Psychological Center) and other externship sites throughout the city.

The Ph.D. program in Cognitive Neuroscience trains students to become cutting-edge researchers and to explore how the activity of the brain gives rise to workings of the human mind. The program combines rigorous coursework in neuroscience and neuroanatomy with thorough laboratory training using state-of-the-art technology. Our graduate students employ neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques to study basic processes of perception, attention, multisensory processing, memory, language, sleep, and higher cognitive functions, as well as applied areas such as clinical sleep disorders.


Click here for information about applying to one of the doctoral programs.