The Department of Psychology at Tulane University is seeking Health Psychology PhD applicants for admission for the fall of next year
Pandemic Update (September 2023):
We are accepting health psychology PhD students as usual. The GRE is not required this cycle. Please contact your professor-of-interest with any specific questions. Health psychologists are needed now more than ever.
Deadline: Apply Online
by November 30, 2023 for the fall incoming PhD class. In the portal select "health psychology" or "behavioral health" where prompted. The application system typically opens in late August.
PhD applicants should be committed to research careers in health psychology. Specific interests include palliative care, psycho-oncology, healthcare decision making, adult mental health, quality of life, personality, and emotion. Students will complete innovative, individually-tailored coursework
designed in-part around PCORI's national priorities
for health research and receive tiered mentorship in project design and implementation, manuscript writing, and grant writing. They will also benefit from ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations across the Tulane Cancer Center, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, and Center for Aging, and the resources of the multi-institutional Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center
. Psychology PhD students receive five-year assistantships that provide nationally-competitive stipends, health insurance benefits, tuition waivers, and access to research and travel funds.
Psychology PhD Program:
Our training in health psychology is provided via the broader Psychological Science PhD program, which includes neuroscience, social, and developmental psychology. The program is ideal for students who may be considering doctoral training in psychology, epidemiology, public health, or health services and outcomes research, but are compelled toward understanding the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes driving health. Accordingly, the program is intended for students pursuing research-focused careers rather than license eligibility as a clinical or counseling psychologist. Download our Health Psychology brochure
Established in 1834, Tulane University is a leading private Southern university with over 13,000 students and 1,100 faculty. The Department of Psychology is housed within the School of Science and Engineering and has the largest enrollment on campus. New Orleans is a diverse, welcoming, and rapidly expanding city, with warm winters, and a rich culture that thrives on music, entertainment, and cuisine. Culturally diverse applicants are encouraged to apply
as Tulane University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.