Psychology Graduate Concentrations
Students interested in attending graduate school at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa can choose from 7 areas in psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Community and Culture, Developmental, Experimental Psychopathology, and Social psychology. Graduate training in each of these areas is based on a mentorship model in which students develop research skills through close collaboration with faculty. Students are expected to engage in faculty-supervised research beginning in their first year, and to take increasing responsibility for charting the direction of that research as they progress through the program.
Although each student will have one primary advisor, students are encouraged to gain additional research experience with other faculty both within and outside of their chosen concentration to gain familiarity with a variety of research methods and lines of inquiry. Therefore, prospective students should carefully evaluate the match between their interests and those of the faculty, and then include this information in their application for admission.