The Harvard Psychology Department offers Ph.D. degrees in several specialty areas. It is strictly a research-oriented program. Graduates of the program usually seek positions as research psychologists, typically in an academic setting. A smaller number of graduates get positions in government, consulting firms, hospitals, or social service agencies.
The Department concentrates in several sub-fields of psychology, including Social, Developmental, Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (CBB), and Clinical Science. Faculty and students collaborate within and across these area boundaries. Our graduate curriculum offers two tracks, Clinical Science and a Common Curriculum. The Common Curriculum, described in the Graduate Student Handbook, is taken by all students except those in Clinical Science.