Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences

The doctoral program in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences at UMKC is a full-time program of graduate study that offers didactic instruction integrated with research.

UMKC is in the process of an academic realignment which involves a merger of the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Program and the Clinical Psychology program. During this process the Psychology Department has suspended admissions for Fall 2022. We anticipate admitting students the following year (to start Fall 2023). Please watch this space for updates.

Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Students in the program are paired with a faculty mentor and become a member of a lab where they learn how basic research is applied to practical problems and develop the knowledge and skills to carry out original research.

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These experiences are graded in complexity and designed to foster the development of cumulative knowledge and skill as the student progresses through the program.

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Learn more about the degree program, formerly called Experimental Health Psychology, in this video.