The Stony Brook University Department of Psychology was founded in 1960 and is one of Stony Brook's largest and strongest departments, having awarded more than 800 Ph.D. degrees since its inception.

The Department offers training in Integrative Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social & Health Psychology. One of our great strengths, however, is our high degree of collaboration that transcends traditional academic boundaries and the numerous cross-cutting themes of study available as part of our graduate training. For further information, please click on Areas of Study.

Applications to the PhD Program are accepted September 15 through December 15th for the following FALL. Applications to the One Year Master's Program are accepted January 15th through February 28th for the upcoming SUMMER.

Featured Events

First Year Ph.D. Students Megan Finsaas and Allison Frost have just been awarded 3-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. This was the most competitive year ever, with 16,500 applications nationwide for 2000 awards across all STEM disciplines.

Stony Brook students snare four NSF graduate research fellowship awards.

Congratulations to Dr. John Robinson, who has been selected to receive the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. The award recognizes John's outstanding service to the department and campus over many years, including serving as Undergraduate Director, Graduate Director, and head of the MA program.

Congratulations to Dr. Brenda Anderson for being one of the first recipients of the annual University Senate Service Awards for her tireless work on the Graduate Council.

Assistant Professor Aprajita Mohanty named a ‘Rising Star’.