23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Psychological and Brain Sciences Doctoral Program trains students to become psychological and brain scientists capable of conducting independent research that meets international standards of scientific excellence.

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Upon completing the degree, students will be qualified to seek careers conducting research in academia and in other institutional and applied settings. Areas of research in which faculty supervise students are: cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, and quantitative/social/community psychology. 

The Psychological and Brain Sciences program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas operates on a mentor model in which students work under the supervision of an identified faculty mentor. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and encourage research in topics related to multiculturalism and diversity.

Career Possibilities

Psychological and brain scientists are employed in both academic and nonacademic settings. In academic settings, they most often pursue a professorial career that emphasizes research and teaching. In nonacademic settings, they are employed by a wide variety of business, government and nonprofit organizations. For example, business organizations hire psychological and brain scientists as computer/web interface designers, marketing researchers, jury consultants, political strategists, social media consultants, and pharmaceutical researchers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.20 (A = 4.00) or a master's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.50.
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree must have completed at least 18 credits in undergraduate psychology courses including Statistics and Research Methods or their equivalents. 
  • Post-master students entering the Quantitative, Social, and Community area of study that are lacking sufficient background in statistics will complete PSY 708 and PSY 709 prior to taking elective credits. 
  • Satisfactory scores on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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