University of Florida | Department of Psychology

Specialty Psychology Programs

Developmental Psychology and the College of Education

The University of Florida Psychology department offers a Ph.D. co-major with the College of Education. A Ph.D. co-major is a program of study for a single degree in which a student satisfies the requirements in two separate academic disciplines that offer the Ph.D. The purpose is to provide interdisciplinary training to graduate students in both developmental psychology and research and evaluation methodology. Students seeking applied careers may benefit from this interdisciplinary training.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The University of Florida, through the Psychology Department, offers a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. The certificate is open to all Master’s and Doctoral students across campus. The Certificate is intended to provide specialized multidisciplinary training and development for students who have a  gerontology/geriatric focus in their disciplinary graduate program and will be completing a thesis or dissertation related to aging. Note that this certificate constitutes required curriculum for Aging Training Program (NIA, T32) trainees.

Neurobiological Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS majors may select an individualized set of courses that are usually from several different departments or disciplines. IDS students must perform a research project and submit and defend a senior research thesis. IDS students must have a primary advisor (research mentor) and a secondary advisor. The two advisors must be from different departments (hence, interdisciplinary) and one of them must be a member of the CLAS faculty.

Joint Ph.D./J.D. Program

This is a joint degree program between the College of Law and the Department of Psychology culminating in both a Juris Doctor and a Ph.D. in Psychology degree.