Overview of Schools offering Social Psychology Programs
In this article, we take a look at two of the top graduate schools in the United States where students can pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social Psychology. The U.S. News & World Report accords high ratings to both schools. The focus of their programs allows students to concentrate on various topics related to the field. The schools also offer options for specialized research and interdisciplinary study.
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
In 2013, the U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s social psychology graduate program in joint-top place on its list of the nation’s best social psychology programs. A Ph.D. in Social Psychology is available through Michigan’s psychology department where the focus is on many themes. These themes include emotion, aggression, ethnic psychology, social identity and the self, cognitive bias, social behavior evolution over time, social cognition, stereotypes, and law and psychology. Interdisciplinary programs are available for social psychology students; these include decision, cognition and culture, evolution and human adaptation, and women’s psychology and studies.
Ohio State University in Columbus
In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio’s social psychology graduate program in joint-top place on the publication’s list of the nation’s best social psychology programs. The renowned focus of Ohio State’s social psychology program is on the psychology of attribution, persuasion, groups, identity, mindsets, social cognition, non-conscious developments, and automacity. Enrollees learn teaching skills, information analysis, editorial reviewing, research design, social behavior, and communication proficiency. After they complete two years of lectures, laboratory classes, and seminars, graduates can become candidates for a Ph.D. They spend the remainder of the third year focusing on personal career desires such as specialized research.
List of Schools offering Social Psychology Programs
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Location|
|Harvard University||29,652||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Columbia University||28,086||New York, New York|
|Boston College||14,354||Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts|
|University of California – Irvine||30,836||Irvine, California|
|University of Rochester||11,105||Rochester, New York|
|New York University||50,027||New York, New York|
|University of Connecticut||27,043||Storrs, Connecticut|
|Syracuse University||21,789||Syracuse, New York|
|Stony Brook University||25,272||Stony Brook, New York|
|University at Buffalo||29,796||Buffalo, New York|