The Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine RIG seeks to understand how biological, social, cognitive, and
During the first three years in the program, students split their time between coursework, lab commitments, teaching assistantships, independent research projects, and defending their Master’s thesis. During their fourth and fifth year, students focus primarily on dissertation research and building their career portfolio (e.g., publications, conference presentations, guest talks, teaching). Throughout the entirety of the program, all health psychology students are required to attend weekly research seminars, during which researchers from the field present their work and students are encouraged to build professional relationships with scholars in the field. Students are also highly encouraged to attend academic conferences annually and apply to highly competitive grants and fellowships, including those funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.
Note: Students who are interested in courses not currently offered at Rice also may take classes offered by University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, and University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health)
Please visit the Forms page to access the required paperwork to establish candidacy.
Job Placement of Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Biobehavioral Health
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)
Resident Psychologist, University Hospital of Zurich
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dept of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dept of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Baylor University, Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience
UX Researcher, PROS