University of Missouri

Student Opportunities

Opportunities for Graduate Study

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia is an excellent, research-oriented, and very productive department. The department is quite active in both Cognition and Neuroscience. The city of Columbia is consistently rated as one of the best places in the country to live.

With several assistants, I conduct research on glutamate receptors and learning, animal learning phenomena per se, and a number of experiments with human subjects. Graduate and undergraduate students have a major role in my laboratory and working in my lab also allows a person to get exposure to a number of collaborators in many specialities including biochemists, neuroscientists, psychopharmacologists, and social psychologists.

If you are interested in applying for graduate work with this project, please contact me. There is also a Graduate Admissions brochure available from the department.

If you are interested in applying in experimental psychology/cognition and neuroscience, you can visit the Cognition and Neuroscience Program to examine other faculty interests and facilities. Potential graduate students with an interest in cognitive neuroscience are encouraged to apply either through the Department of Psychological Sciences or the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. Program.

MU and the College of Arts and Science offer programs that involve students in research:

  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program
  • Psychology Department Psychology 4950 (300) Undergraduate Research Fellowship