Graduate Certificate Programs

The Department of Psychological Sciences offers four interdisciplinary certificate programs for graduate students. These programs are open to current UConn students and external applicants. In addition, UConn students pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences can also complete a graduate certificate in a related area while they earn their degree.

Certificate Programs in Psychological Sciences

The following programs are offered through the Department of Psychological Sciences:

You will learn about and develop expertise in the rapidly developing area of diversity science in psychology. You will leave with the skills needed to discuss and consider diversity in your own research and throughout your academic or professional journey.

For students interested in: Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in the field of psychology and beyond.

Open to: Students currently enrolled in a UConn graduate program.

You will learn about the interplay of psychological, social, and biological factors in physical health and illness. This field engages with a variety of topics, including health behaviors, risk and protective factors, and living with chronic and life-limiting illness and spans multiple theoretical approaches.

For students interested in: The biopsychosocial model of health and the connections between mind and body from multiple perspectives.

Open to: Students currently enrolled in a UConn graduate program.

You will learn about a rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field that focuses on the science and practice of psychology in the promotion of workplace health and safety. Students will conduct a required research project and learn about the health and well-being of individuals in the workplace and improving the quality of work life.

For students interested in: Enhancing worker well-being.

Open to: Students currently enrolled in any UConn graduate program.

You will learn about statistical and computational tools and techniques for studying complex, real-world problems in social science. Coursework spans research design, measurement, modeling, data analysis, and interpretation.

For students interested in: How data and statistics can improve our understanding of psychological and social processes.

Open to: Students currently enrolled in any UConn graduate program.

For more information about admissions or the application process for these certificate programs, please contact or reach out to the director of each program.

More UConn Certificate Programs

The following certificate programs are offered by departments, institutes, or programs closely affiliated with the Department of Psychological Sciences. Current psychological sciences students may complete these graduate certificates while they earn their degree.

Cognitive science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think. Students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science by completing 12 credits, consisting of one required course (COGS 5001) and three electives from at least two academic departments/divisions outside their home department.

The Neurobiology of Language Certificate Program prepares graduate students from a range of cognitive and biological disciplines to work in interdisciplinary teams researching the human capacity for language. The required courses familiarize students with methods, assumptions, theories, and terminology from each participating domain, preparing them to communicate across disciplinary boundaries to develop unified biological-cognitive approaches to language.