We strive for each student to achieve success in relation to his or her goals, and we are extremely proud of what our students have achieved.
Every PhD graduate since 2015 has co-authored at least 1 publication by graduation, with a mean of 3.6 (range 1-11) publications per student. Between 2015 and 2018, our PhD students collectively co-authored 102 publications (ave. 34 per year). This research has been published in top-level journals, such as Cognition, Emotion, Health Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and Psychological Methods. A list of recent graduate student publications is provided here.
Our PhD students frequently present their research at top national and international conferences in their fields, including meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Society for Research in Child Development. A list of recent graduate student presentations is provided here.
An important indicator of student success is students' ability to complete their Ph.D. in a reasonable time frame. Of 31 graduates thus far, 28 (90%) have finished in 6 years or less. Nationwide, the median time to degree is 7.3 years for a Ph.D. in Psychology. Thus our students substantially outperform the national average. Since the formal approval of our Ph.D. program in 2011, our graduation rate is 77%, which also exceeds the national average of 65% for psychology doctoral programs.
Ph.D. graduates' first positions post-degree (updated August 2018)