Undergraduate Weekly Announcements


Undergraduate Advising Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday:                           9 a.m. – noon

Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday:                           9 a.m. – noon

Email Address:    psyadvis@pitt.edu


                       IMPORTANT DATES - 2181

9/4/2017          Labor Day (University closed)
9/8/2017          Add/Drop period ends for Fall Term
9/22/2017        Grade option/audit forms for the Fall Term due in dean's office

Full Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences calendar can be found here.




  • PSI CHI Honors Society Accepting Applications  - LAST DAY TO SUBMIT!
  • PSY 1902: Introduction to the Field Course
  • Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar


  • Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) research opportunities - New Posting
  • The Woodlands, part-time job opportunity - New Posting
  • Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Lab Hiring
  • UPMC Children's Hospital Recruiting Ambassadors 
  • Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab 
  • Study Participants Needed 
  • PAT (Peer Advocate Team) Research Opportunity, WPIC  
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant - Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  • Research Study
  • Adolescent Sleep Study
  • The Horizons Fellowship


  • G-Grade Enforcement of Policy  
  • Potential Behavioral Economics Club
  • Autism Speaks


  • Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Sessions 
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter


  • Penn State College of Health and Human Development, Behavioral Health - New Posting
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program
  • Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?


  • Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice 





PSI CHI Honors Society Accepting Applications  - LAST DAY TO SUBMIT!

Psi Chi is a large, prestigious, and well-recognized organization in the field of psychology. Its mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Many of the most influential figures in the field have ties to Psi Chi. Aside from the instant recognition you will receive from joining, you will also have many opportunities to become active in the field and develop skills valued by admissions committees and employers. Psi Chi elects new Pitt chapter officers each year, creating exciting leadership opportunities as well.

Psi Chi recruits new members at the beginning of both fall (September) and spring (January) terms, followed by an induction ceremony about two months later. In order to be eligible for membership:

Students must meet all three of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in Psychology
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Minimum of 36 college coursework credits and minimum of 12 credits earned at the University of Pittsburgh
  •  AND

Students must meet one of the following two requirements:

  • Completed 12 credits in Psychology (PSY) courses at the University of Pittsburgh and declared the Psychology major
  • Completed 18 credits in Psychology (PSY) courses at the University of Pittsburgh as a non-major   

Learn more about Psi Chi on the International Website or email psichipitt@gmail.com with questions.

Fall 2017 Application

Return completed application to 3137 Sennott Square (Psychology main office).  Fall term application deadline: September 22, 2017


PSY 1902: Introduction to the Field Course

This one-credit course is designed for newly declared psychology majors who have earned 85 credits or less.Course content will provide an introduction to the psychology department, overview of degree requirements, review of experiential learning opportunities, and discussion of graduate school and career options including subfields within psychology and related fields.Through lectures, guest speakers, in-class exercises, small group discussions and written assignments, students will engage in self-assessment, undertake academic and career planning, develop professional skills and learn to utilize available resources to advance in their careers. 

Interested students will need to obtain a permission number from the Psychology Advising Office by emailing psyadvis@pitt.edu or visiting walk-in hours. For questions, please contact psyadvis@pitt.edu or call 412-624-4540.


Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar

The Undergraduate Psychology Advising website now offers a new feature for keeping track of upcoming dates, deadlines and events.  Please view our Google Calendar regularly for important information about upcoming events such as workshops, events and deadlines.




Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) research opportunities - New Posting

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) will:

  • Offer 10 Archival Scholars Research Awards, in partnership with the University Library System (ULS), each carrying a stipend of $1,000.
  • Offer Borders & Belonging: London Field Studies program.
  • Offer Experimental Cities: New York City Field Studies program. 

Complete information and applications can also be found on the Undergraduate Studies Web site:  https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/research

The OUR will also partner with Dietrich School Faculty and ULS staff to offer a workshop series this fall to assist students at all levels. 

OUR Field Studies Workshop:

This workshop supports undergraduates considering the OUR’s New York City Field Studies, London Field Studies or another scholarly travel pursuit.  Hear from former field studies participants while shaping your own application to field research program. Join us at one of our two upcoming workshops.


Archival Scholars Research Award Open House:

All undergraduates are welcome to view special collections and explore University archives at this open house in the Hillman Library. Archivists, librarian specialists, and OUR staff will be present to help students explore the possibility of developing their own research project using archival and primary-source material.


The Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals:

This workshop is designed to teach undergraduates the steps in writing effective independent research proposals for award and funding opportunities within the Office of Undergraduate Research or elsewhere in the University. Participants will learn techniques to strengthen proposals and discuss best practices with faculty experts. Students should attend who are in the early stages of writing a proposal for one or more specific opportunities. Participants are required to bring a proposal draft to this workshop.


The Woodlands, part-time job opportunity - New Posting

The Woodlands, a Wexford-area nonprofit providing retreat and respite services for individuals experiencing disability and chronic illness, is currently seeking motivated and passionate students to immediately fill open weekend positions supporting our participants in all aspects of their time with us on a 52-acre, barrier-free campus. These employment opportunities are scheduled on weekends, Fridays at 4pm through Sundays at 12pm (overnight Friday and Saturday evenings) with housing and meals provided. They include:

  • Counselors: perfect for aspiring, educators, therapists and trainers, social workers, and counselors, role; and
  • Healthcare Associates: geared towards future nurses, doctors, medical technicians, and physician assistants.

Counselors earn $64/day; healthcare associates $75. Weekend staff members work directly with participants of all ages, adapting PT, RT, and OT-based activities, engaging in direct, holistic personal care, and practicing both individual and group instruction.  Many students use these paid positions to satisfy internship, practicum, observational, or fieldwork requirements as dictated by their academic programs. Staff typically accrue between 40 and 60 hours of work per month, 20 per weekend.

The skills garnered at the Woodlands are prized the region’s academic community and employers in a variety of fields. Students will especially learn to apply these skills through a variety of hands-on experiences, including:

Adapting Arts, Sports, and Recreational Activities

  • Students learn to: coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate recreational, leisure, and self-expressive activities and interventions for participants in a barrier-free environment
  • Students help participants experiencing disability develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Students refine leadership, planning, observational, and self-assessment abilities

Educational Practices

  • Students refine: group management, instructional, and intervention skills while working in large-group, small-group, and one-to-one settings
  • Students practice differentiated instruction within a variety of participant age groups
  • Students work directly with IEPs, ISPs, behavioral plans, support staff, and personal care aids

Developing Wellness & Rehab Science Skills

  • Students implement a variety of therapeutic interventions
  • Students assistant participants practice activities of daily living across the lifespan
  • Students work with adaptive technologies including mobility, communication, and support tools
  • Students interact with participants families, support staff, and medical professionals across the continuum of care

Healthcare Experience

  • Students practice direct personal care with licensed RNs
  • Students check and distribute medications, practice interview skills, and engage in brief physical examinations under RN supervision
  • Students become familiar with varying medications, primary and secondary diagnoses, diabetes management, wound care, and other medical conditions and practices

Because of the immersive learning environment and hands-on work these positions offer employees, the application process is highly competitive, but Pitt students have always proven to be some of our most dedicated, compassionate, and talented staff members. We look forward to reaching as many as possible, and with their help continue to advance the Woodlands’ mission. Students are encouraged to apply for our open positions by sending a resume and completed employment application to pjoyal@woodlandsfoundation.org. Note that interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and these positions, once filled, will not typically re-open for a semester or longer. Those interested should reach out with application materials as soon as possible.


Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Lab Hiring

Adolescent Sleep Studies

PI: Dr. Brant Hasler

We are looking for one or more directed research undergraduate students to assist on several studies looking at how sleep and circadian rhythms in adolescents affect their thinking and mood as well as the risk for engaging in drug and alcohol use. The studies all involve overnight visits to the sleep lab, and some also include fMRI scans. Undergraduate students would assist in administering tasks to and monitoring participants during their overnight lab visits. They would also assist in study preparation, data entry, and preprocessing of fMRI data.

Because two of our studies involve working with minors, the student will need to have the Act 33 Child Clearance, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, and Act 73 FBI Clearance.

Those interested should contact Dr. Hasler at haslerbp@upmc.edu.


UPMC Children's Hospital Recruiting Ambassadors

This is great experience for anyone interested in this field; you will be helping people, the schedule is entirely flexible, and compensation will be provided. Here are more details about contributing to the project: https://sova.pitt.edu/blog and feel free to email Cassandra long at cassandra.long@chp.edu with any questions. We are excited to offer the members of Pitt's Psychology community an opportunity to join the team, please forward this information to them and let me know if you have any questions about the project.


Some things to know:

We want Ambassadors to try to write one blog post a month and comment on blog posts once a week
Our team helps them edit the posts and come up with ideas!
Ambassadors would receive compensation (Every month that they write a blog post, they will receive $10. If in that month, they also comment once a week, they will receive an additional $5. If they complete the 3 month survey, they will also receive $10.)
Blogging may help individuals deal with their own stress and worry, and looks great on resumes and CVs

Here is our YouTube video with more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKUNdyk7-Jo

Feel free to check out our website for more information sova.pitt.edu


Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadarz@upmc.edu


We are seeking a part-time (hourly pay) student research assistant to begin work immediately at the The Health and Rehabilitation Informatics (HaRI) Lab. Primary responsibilities include research support to the various studies on mobile health for people with disability (e.g supporting usability studies, focus group, training patients, contacting patients, collecting data, data entry, etc.). Some administrative work is necessary. Training will be provided. Incumbent must be motivated, enthusiastic, organized, reliable, able to work 3-5 hours /day on average and is interested and able to work long term (at least 2-terms commitment and preferably 2 years or more). Interest and sensitivity to work with individual with disability is important.

Attention to detail and willingness to learn new technology is very important. Student must have a 3-5 hours /day on average in his/her weekly schedule.

For information about the lab, please visit the website: http://www.rercict.pitt.edu/

Hourly rate is competitive.


Study Participants Needed 

Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies Program 

We are using an online survey to collect data from transgender people of color about their experiences of everyday, commonplace acts of discrimination known as microaggressions. The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, participants can click a separate link and enter to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card.
In order to be in the study, you must be:
1.      18 years of age
2.      Identify as a person of color
3.      Identify as transgender
If you are interested in participating in the survey, please click on the link below:



PAT (Peer Advocate Team) Research Opportunity, WPIC  

Several positions will open at WPIC – act now if you would like to be considered.  Send Dr. Robinson your resume.


Service/Research Opportunity


We are seeking 3 upperclass, female students to assist us with a special project, named PAT (Peer Advocate Team). PAT is a unique, ground-breaking patient-centered long term project, the goals of which include increasing patient satisfaction, increasing patient education, and reducing complaints. One of the special attributes of PAT is that participants are recovering community members themselves (meaning former patients) who wish to help patients and share their messages of hope. These particular individuals, currently more advanced in their recovery, now work as peer specialists as part of the UPMC family, yet still serve as work group members related to patient experience efforts as we work to gather first hand input and implement strategies. Currently, when patients contact Patient Relations, information shared such as unease related to an involuntary commitment or disappointment conveyed that no one seems to understand his/her feelings, is addressed telephonically. PAT team members will instead respond to calls for help in a face to face fashion, with a warm smile. PAT team members will assist with complaint resolution, share patient education, and serve as a listening ear during times of unease.  The role of these students is to conduct pre- and post telephonic assessments with patients regarding their interventional encounters with members of the PAT team, that is former patients helping current patients reach their personal recovery goals.  


Students should email Dr. Karen Robinson at robinsonkl@upmc.edu an updated copy of their resume and interest in the position.



Undergraduate Research Assistant - Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student worker to enhance recruitment efforts for on-going research at the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders. The position will involve community flyering and outreach activities to increase awareness and enrollment into the active study. In addition to recruitment activities, the student will assist research staff with data entry and day-to-day research activities.

Must be a full-time University of Pittsburgh student, majoring in psychology, or a related field. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. 2-term commitment required. Student must have excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality is essential. Previous advertising and/or research experience and interest in clinical psychology is preferred.

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 35 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, McKinsey, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. You'll hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We've had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Course Offerings

  • 4-month semester program
  • 3-month summer program
  • 2-year co-op program

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.





G-Grade Enforcement of Policy  

The Registrar's Office will be enforcing University policy that students must complete all outstanding incomplete work (G or I grades) within one calendar year after the semester in which the course was taken. 
  • Students will only have until the end of the summer of 2017 to complete outstanding work for classes taken in the summer of 2016. 
  • Students will only have until the end of the fall 2017 semester to complete work for classes taken in the fall of 2016. 
  • Students will only have until the end of the spring 2018 semester to complete work for classes taken in the spring of 2017.
All change of grade requests are to be submitted on Grade Change Requests Forms and require written explanations of the reason for the changes.


Potential Behavioral Economics Club

Anyone interested in hearing from speakers and discussing the interdisciplinary field of Behavioral Economics? This club will consist of speakers, discussions, and our own research. If you are interested in finding out more, please fill out the Google Form in order to stay informed about the upcoming informational meeting! If you have any other questions, email Rehana Saifee at ras220@pitt.edu.


Autism Speaks

Interested in Autism? Know someone on the Spectrum? Want to volunteer and fundraise for research? Then Autism Speaks U Pitt is for you!
Autism Speaks U Pitt is a group of students committed to volunteering, fundraising, and raising awareness for the autism community around campus and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

What do we do?

  • Volunteer events including group and individual opportunities
  • Fundraise for the Autism Walk in Pittsburgh
  • Interact with individuals on the Spectrum
  • Light Pitt Up Blue

Email: cmp115@pitt.edu or kmm258@pitt.edu with any questions!




Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Sessions

Our program has granted 1,284 scholarships totaling over $2,865,000 to date. In 2016 we awarded 45 scholarships and $165,000 in award money. If you plan to study abroad next summer, check our eligibility requirements and the list of individual scholarships on the other side of this page. Applicants may apply for two scholarships, but can only receive one award. We welcome students of all majors and courses of study.
To sign up for a scholarship information session, please go to  www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/scholarshipsgrants, call (412) 624-6150, or visit our office at 1209 Cathedral of Learning.
Monday September 26th • 12:30pm-1:30pm • 304 CL
Wednesday October 5th • 10am-11am • 501 CL
Thursday October 13th • 10am-11am • 527 WPU
Friday October 21st • 3pm-4pm • 204 CL
Thursday October 27th • 1pm-2pm • 227 CL
Tuesday November 1st • 9:30am-10:30am • 2318 CL
Wednesday November 9th • 10:30am-11:30am • 501 CL
Monday November 14th • 12:30pm-1:30pm • 304 CL
Tuesday November 22nd • 9:30am-10:30am • 2318 CL
Thursday December 1st • 10am-11am • 540 WPU
Wednesday December 7th • 10:30am-11:30am • 501 CL
Tuesday December 13th • 3pm-4pm • 204 CL
Wednesday January 4th • 10am-11am • 501 CL
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Must be a current full-time student on a University of Pittsburgh campus both fall and spring semesters prior to and immediately following the study abroad experience
  • Proposed study abroad program/internship/research must be credit-worthy (i.e. receive credits from the University) and related to career goals
  • Must be available for panel interview in January/February 
  • Minimum stay of five weeks in one country or region during the summer term
  • Must have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 
  • Must have at least 60 credits by the end of April 2017 (no AP credits will apply); Sophomore or Junior in 20162017 academic year
Undergraduate application deadline: January 9, 2018
Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards programme. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. UA discovers academic excellence at the undergraduate level by inviting the world’s top students to submit their coursework (academic papers from courses).


The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States.
As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation currently has more than 2,000 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.14 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond
The Foundation has strengthened its focus on community and the positive impact it strives to achieve through its grantmaking, the engagement of its donors in critical regional issues and its activities around convening and leadership in collaboration with funding and civic partners.

There are multiple scholarship opportunities with varying deadlines.  For more information and scholarship details visit the website.


UHC National Scholarships Newsletter

The University Honors College provides guidance and support to undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international scholarships, fellowships, and grants. These competitive awards create enriching educational opportunities for students that include domestic and international research, foreign language acquisition, and post baccalaureate study.

National scholarship advising is available to all Pitt undergraduates and alumni. As a first step towards national scholarship advising, attend a general information session held on Mondays at 12 PM and Tuesdays at 12 PM on the 37th floor of the Cathedral of Learning,

For more information visit the UHC website.




Penn State College of Health and Human Development, Behavioral Health - New Posting

Deadline for Applications: Dec 1, 2017.   For more information see: http://bbh.hhd.psu.edu/graduate
We invite applicants to our innovative, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biobehavioral Health (BBH). We examine the intersection of biological, psychological, social, environmental, and cultural influences on health and disease throughout the lifespan.  We provide training in three primary training domains as related to health, in addition to statistics/methods, ethics, diversity, and professional development.
Typical career paths of graduates - We train and develop the next health leaders in basic, mechanistic, and applied research that addresses critical issues in health and prevention throughout the lifespan. Our graduates work in diverse settings, such as academia, research centers, government, health care, and private industry.

Eligibility – A competitive applicant will have an undergraduate or a health professions degree in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Health Promotion, Biology, Epidemiology, etc.); a 3.5 GPA or higher (3.0 min); GRE scores at 50th% or higher; strong letters of recommendation; research or lab experience; and at least some basic training in statistical/quantitative methods (e.g., Intro Statistics and Research Methods). A master’s degree and/or publications are valued but not required. Visit our website for additional details.

Application process - The deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2017. Visit our website to complete the online application. 

Funding - We provide 5 years of funding to all students who maintain good standing. Visit our website for more details, including fellowships, training grants, and summer support opportunities.
Additional training options - Penn State currently offers dual-title degrees and minors in a variety of programs, such as Bioethics, Clinical and Translational Science, Neuroscience, and Demography.


University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program 

The Experimental Track of the Master’s of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is accepting applications for admissions into the program for Fall 2017. 
Experimental Psychology encompasses a variety of experimental research areas within psychology. Our faculty have backgrounds and current research interests in:
• Biopsychology
• Cognition
• Social psychology
• Evolutionary psychology
• Perception and action
• Psycho-linguistics
A Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology offers a wonderful opportunity to develop research skills that will prepare individuals for a doctoral degree in any field of psychology (including applied fields such as clinical, counseling, and industrial organizational psychology).  Such a degree also prepares students for teaching positions in higher education and research positions in the field.
What Makes the MAPS program at the University of Minnesota Duluth Stand Out?
●     Small student-to-faculty ratio:  Many track-specific courses have fewer than 10 students.  Our program typically admits a maximum of 6 students per track each year.  Students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision.  Experimental Faculty members accepting students for Fall 2017 include Drs. Aydin Durgunoglu, Rebecca Gilbertson, Eric Hessler, Robert Lloyd, and Ashley Thompson. For more information on faculty, visit the faculty list on our website.

●     Funding: To date, most graduate students have accepted a one semester teaching assistantship with salary and 50% tuition waiver.  There is also financial support for a supervised research experience and travel, and many students receive departmental grants for their research projects.  Out-of-state students may be eligible to pay only in-state tuition rates.

●     Rigorous academics.  The MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program that prepares students well for doctoral programs or careers at the master’s level.  Most students are deeply involved in research experiences and have opportunities for advanced training in research methodology and statistics.  The department houses a state-of-the art psychophysiology laboratory for use in student projects across all tracks.

●     The Duluth community:  Perched on Lake Superior and nestled between national forests, Duluth is picturesque during all four seasons.  It is deemed one of the top 10 outdoor towns by Outside Magazine cities and is a destination city for outdoor enthusiasts, trail runners, mountain bikers, and rock climbers

Please visit our website z.umn.edu/mapsumd for further information and to apply. Feel free to contact us with any questions at mapsumd@d.umn.edu.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program

Announcing a new Ph.D. program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Please see attached for a flyer announcing a new Ph.D. program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This program is designed to train education researchers in the development of academic interventions for children with learning disabilities.

Faculty in the Special Education program at UNL have a broad range of research interests, including reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as how cognitive factors such as executive functioning support student learning. Students in this program will gain experience designing interventions and conducting high quality, quantitative education research.

We are currently recruiting students to begin the program in the Fall 2017 semester. Admission is currently being granted on a rolling basis.


Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

The Emotion Regulation & Relational Processes(ERRP) Faculty
in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Colorado State University invite high-quality applications to our Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Sciences (ADS) and Master’s programs in Prevention Science and Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT). Both our ADS doctoral program and our MFT Master’s program are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S.  We are also excited to announce our new Prevention Science Master’s program, which prepares students for a variety of careers, from applied work in human services to contributing to the knowledge base as a researcher or policy analyst.

Faculty and graduate students in the ERRP area conduct cutting-edge research on emotion regulation and self-regulation processes in human development, in romantic, familial, and social relationships, in the context of the cultural environment. As part of our emphasis on translational and community-based research, many of us conduct and evaluate interventions to promote positive regulatory processes throughout the lifespan.

Our department provides a collegial and energetic learning environment and excellent interdisciplinary research training.

Questions about our graduate program, research, or funding?  Review our information page or contact us at:  hdfsgradinfo@colostate.edu


Experimental Psychology MS Program

The primary goal of our program is to prepare students to be competitive for admittance into a Ph.D. program or for direct entry into research-intensives jobs.

Program Overview
All students complete 36 hours of coursework, or 3 classes per semester, for two years. Our program is organized like most doctoral programs. We have a small number of graduate students who work one on one with faculty. All students begin working with a faculty member by the end of their first semester. Students pursuing a thesis degree develop a thesis proposal in their second semester, and collect data and defend their thesis by the end of their second year. Students pursuing the non-thesis degree work in one or more faculty laboratories as part of their research coursework, developing skills in data collection, data management and analysis. This work culminates either in a literature review or data visualization project at the end of their second year. The non-thesis option with the Data Visualization and Analysis concentration leads to conferral of the MS, plus the specialist certificate in Data Visualization and Analysis. See below for additional information for all options.

For more information can be found on the website.


What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

Students who earn a psychology degree from the University of Pittsburgh acquire a number of marketable skills and are well qualified for many entry level positions in a variety of career fields.  If you are unsure about going to graduate school right after completing your undergraduate degree or not sure graduate school in general is right for you this website is a good place to begin your research about "What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?"  This site includes information for careers that require all levels of a degree in psychology, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).


Interested in Graduate School?

As it is the time of year when staff and students begin in earnest to reach out to prospective graduate school mentors, we are excited to share with you a new resource that may be of interest to some of them. The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group (ASDD SIG) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has been focusing efforts on supporting prospective graduate students interested in ASD in the pursuit of their training goals.

To that end, the ASDD SIG Graduate Training Initiative has yielded a first-of-its-kind (to our knowledge) comprehensive, fully searchable database of faculty who provide doctoral-level training in ASD assessment and intervention. It is our hope that this database will be a unique and useful resource for prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral training with a clinical and/or research focus on ASD. We extend our deepest gratitude to Tamara Rosen, Laura Graham Holmes, Jenna Mendelson, the graduate students who spearheaded the effort to compile – and ensure accuracy of – this list.




Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice 

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 pm to discuss careers in community organizing with Pitt students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/Pitt

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Topeka, KS and Columbia, SC.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Topeka, KS, Richmond, VA, and Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353.