The learning goals of the General/Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program are to help students to: 1) Gain a foundational understanding in their area of research specialization and additional subfields of General/Experimental Psychology; 2) Develop strong research skills; and 3) Develop effective skills in communicating psychological science. Graduates from our program pursue careers in teaching, research, and applied settings.
We believe it is critical to help students achieve their educational objectives. Students always have the option of changing mentors during their early career should their interests change. In addition to 10 full-time general faculty and five faculty in the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, there are, in any given year, about ten adjunct, joint, and research faculty associated with the program, mainly on a part-time basis.