Graduate Programs


The Department of Psychology at Florida International University has a faculty of distinguished psychologists known for the highest achievement in research, teaching, and active engagement in community settings. The Department is meaningfully involved in the vision propelling Florida International University to be a leading urban public research university focused on student learning, innovation, and collaboration.

Rigorous, scientific training is the foundation of the Florida International University Graduate Psychology program. Our success in producing quality research is, in part, rooted in our ability to attract talented, innovative, and successful graduate students.

The Department offers graduate training in these areas of specialization:

The graduate programs combine classroom instruction and advanced seminar participation and emphasize student and faculty collaborative research. All programs of study provide intensive exposure to the theoretical and methodological foundations of psychology with a strong emphasis on quantitative skills.

The Department offers programs of graduate study leading to the degrees of Master’s of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Doctoral graduate study in the Department is full-time study. Our Doctoral students are financially supported with teaching assistantships, clinical assistantships, research assistantships, or university-level fellowships. Graduate students are actively engaged in publishing the results of their work in peer-reviewed journals and presenting these results at scientific conferences. The Department does not admit students for a terminal Master’s degree (with the exception of the Professional Mental Health Counseling program) and students who receive financial support are expected not to hold other employment during their graduate training.

Graduates of our program are prepared for careers in both academic and applied settings including positions at universities and colleges, research and governmental organizations, business and industry, clinics and hospitals, and mental health settings.

For information on the Master’s in Professional Counseling Psychology please click here.