Ph.D. On Campus


Princeton University

60 months
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Graduate work within the Department of Psychology at Princeton University emphasizes preparation for research and teaching in psychology, with specialization in the following broad areas: cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, language, learning and memory, perception and cognition, the psychology of inequality, social neuroscience, social psychology, and systems neuroscience. 


The Psychology program from Princeton University is designed to prepare students for attaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a career of productive scholarship in psychology.

Key Features 

  • First-year students work closely with a faculty adviser to plan and conduct research, as well as begin their coursework. Second-year students take advanced seminars and conduct research to prepare a written report of a research project and prepare for the general exam. Students may also take relevant courses in other departments. 
  • The third year is devoted to conducting research and to continuing study in the student’s area of specialization by means of courses, independent reading and advanced seminars.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Current Issues in Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Computational Neuroscience and Computing Networks 
  • Proseminar in Basic Problems in Psychology: Social Psychology
  • Proseminar in Basic Problems in Psychology: Cognitive Psychology
  • Foundations of Psychological Methods
  • Current Issues in Statistical Methods and Research Practices for Psychological Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • Required Tests
  • English Language Tests

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 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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