Application deadline is December 1st.

Why choose CCP?

CCP faculty have unusually broad cross-disciplinary interests. Many faculty are in at least one other training area – ranging from Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience to Basic and Applied Social Psychology to Human Development – in addition to CCP. That gives students the opportunity to put together their own, interdisciplinary programs of study. CCP faculty use diverse research methods in both basic and applied research, thus providing students with skills that will be useful in a range of settings. Students work closely with faculty and begin their career by diving into a research question. The PhD Program in Psychology is at the CUNY Graduate Center, itself an institution that promotes an interdisciplinary perspective in a world capital. The Graduate Center attracts a diverse group of students, allowing students to learn from each other.

Admissions Information

Application to the Cognitive and Comparative Psychology program is done though the Graduate Center Admissions Portal. Applicants create a log-in and complete the online application form. Be sure to choose the Cognitive and Comparative Psychology training area in your application form, and indicate at least two CCP faculty members with whom you are interested in working. Additional application requirements include: a) personal statement; b) two letters of recommendation; c) an official transcript; and d) GRE scores. The link the application form and further information is available on the Graduate Center website.

Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact prospective advisors ahead of time and notify them of their interest.