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The psychology department offers a single doctoral degree which may be earned in one of the following programs: clinical, cognitive, developmental, quantitative, or social psychology. Students admitted to one of these 5 programs enter with the expectation of continuing graduate study through the Ph.D. as the department does not admit terminal master's students. A clinical child psychology training program has been developed for doctoral students in an interdepartmental program with the Department of Applied Behavioral Science. 

A Dual-title Ph.D. Degree in Psychology and Gerontology has been developed between the Psychology Department and the Gerontology Department. The student applies and is admitted to the Psychology Ph.D program. The student must enroll in the Psychology Ph.D. program for at least one semester and be in good academic standing befor applying to the dual-title Ph.D. Program. Students may inquire further about the dual-title option and admission procedures by contacting the Graduate Adviser of the Gerontology Doctoral Program.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.