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The Stony Brook University Department of Psychology was founded in 1960 and is one of the university’s largest and strongest programs.

The Department offers two undergraduate degrees, a BA and a BS in psychology, a terminal MA in psychology, and doctoral degrees in four areas of psychology: Cognitive Science, Clinical, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social & Health Psychology


The Psychology Department is a highly ranked department, whose faculty are distinguished, well-funded, and productive scholars. Our graduate and undergraduate students are highly successful and prepared for a range of careers. Our department has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more About Us.

In The Spotlight

Congratulations to Professor Richard Gerrig  who is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award given by The Society for Text & Discourse.

Congratualtions to Suparna Rajaram who was named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow.

Congratulations to 5 Psychology students who were awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Clare Beatty, Abe Leite, Riley McDanal, Chantelle Roulston and Kristin Walker.

Congratulations Briana Gonzalez who was awarded the 2022 Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees Dissertation Completion Endowed Fellowship.


Psychology is pleased to announce two federally-funded graduate training grants to support eligible Ph.D. students. GAANN & NSF Research Traineeship. For more information, please contact Professor Susan Brennan


The deadline for applications to the PhD program is December 1, 2022 for graduate study beginning in Fall 2023 . Visit PhD application information, and  PhD admission requirements, for further information. See Faculty Recruiting Students to learn which faculty are recruiting for Fall 2023.

Applications to the 1-year Masters Program are accepted until February 28, 2023 for graduate study beginning in Summer 2023.  Visit Masters application information, for further information.