The psychology department at Rice University is a unique blend of basic and applied psychology. Our breadth of research interests creates a unique learning and research environment. The primary emphasis in the department is on research, in both the laboratory and applied settings.
Psychology goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and represents the scientific study of the mind and behavior from multiple levels of analysis. It is among the most popular majors at Rice. Psychology majors often go on to graduate schools, medical schools, and law schools.
Our psychology graduate program is designed for students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree and continue on to university-level teaching and research.
The School of Social Sciences at Rice University is dedicated to challenging old assumptions, finding answers to tough questions and generating solutions that make lives better.
Rice has 12 graduate programs ranked among the top 25 in U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s 2019 Best Graduate Schools.