Department of Psychology

Special Programs

Students majoring in Psychology who plan to pursue the Ph.D. in psychology or another science discipline are encouraged to become actively engaged in science research and to take part in one of several federally sponsored research training programs open to students majoring in psychology.  These include the Public Health Sciences Institute; the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program- Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (MBRS-RISE); the Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP); the Hopps Scholars Program; the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program; and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences-Minority Access to Research Careers/Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Program (NIGMS-MARC/U*STAR).  Several of these programs provide research training starting in the freshman year.  The NIGMS-MARC/U*STAR Program is an honors research training program that provides juniors and seniors with advanced research training opportunities. 

Additional opportunities for research participation are available through the neuroscience curriculum at Morehouse as well as the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.  The latter program involves all of the AUC schools, Georgia State University and Emory University and provides multidisciplinary research opportunities in the behavioral neurosciences (www.cbn-atl.org).

Other research opportunities are available through individual faculty conducting research.  Students interested in any of the above programs or in conducting research with individual faculty should consult their advisor for additional information.