Ph.D. On Campus

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

60 months
57010 USD/year
57010 USD/year
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The Psychological and Brain Sciences program at Johns Hopkins University for training doctoral students emphasizes scientific methodology and provides training in both pure research and research related to problems in the world, with emphasis on the ways in which basic research methodology can be adapted to the study of applied problems.


The Psychological and Brain Sciences department at Johns Hopkins University specifically supports interdisciplinary research in several core areas in biopsychology and cognitive and developmental psychology.

Learning outcomes

Each graduate student will identify an area in which to concentrate: biopsychology, developmental psychology, or cognitive psychology. The student will develop intensive knowledge and understanding of the area of concentration through advanced seminars, topical seminars, and research experience.

Our graduate students are trained in psychological science through general and advanced seminars in the various subdisciplines of psychology, and by active engagement in research. We do not offer a clinical training program. Rather, our department emphasizes training and experience in the research methods essential to the development of new knowledge in the various fields of psychology.

Programme Structure

Areas of Instruction and Research:Biopsychology
  • Animal Cognition and Learning
  • Animal Models of Neurocognitive Aging
  • Auditory Perception and Communication
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Brain Mechanisms of Memory
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Hormones and Behavior
Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
  • Age-related Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Attention
  • Cognitive and Perceptual Development
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Functional Neuroimaging
  • Language Development
  • Memory
  • Visual Perception and Psychophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57010 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    57010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57010 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

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


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