The Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology program at Washington State University aims to train highly skilled and innovative experimental psychologists in research and teaching. Students specialize in areas like Biological, Cognition, Health, Industrial/Organizational, or Social psychology. Graduates become well-versed in their specialties, possess a strong foundation in experimental psychology, can identify significant research problems, employ various strategies to test hypotheses, and effectively communicate their ideas.
The program emphasizes hands-on experience, equipping graduates for competitive roles in academia, government, and industry. Recent graduates have secured professorships at various institutions, held post-doctoral research positions at reputable universities and research centers, and taken on roles in industry and administration.