Our Program

Facilities and Resources

The Cox Neuroscience Annex is a new interdisciplinary neuroscience building on campus with participant testing, office, and laboratory space. Also within the building is the Neuroimaging Suite, a state-of-the art neuroimaging facility with equipment for psychophysiological monitoring and stimulus presentation.

Department and Training

The Department of Psychology at the University of Miami is the University's largest and most highly funded department, with 43 full time faculty and about 95 graduate students. The Psychology department has a particular strength in Behavioral Medicine and also has a group focused on evolutionary psychology and behavior. Our own Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) Program within the department includes a diverse and collaborative group of neuroimaging faculty and graduate students. Faculty in our group have expertise in a range of cognitive domains including social behavior and culture, development, affect and mood disorders, and mindfulness and attention. CBN Program faculty also have methodological expertise in multivariate and connectivity analyses of fMRI data and EEG. Graduate training in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience track includes training in the fundamentals of psychology, neuroimaging, and behavioral medicine as well as the option to take coursework in the "evolution and behavior" track.

Y‌ou can view our program's requirements for the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience track via this link‌. Example coursework schedules are also available for a developmental focus and a health focus.

Application Information

Prospective graduate students should apply through the University of Miami Department of Psychology. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and have substantive psychology or neuroscience research experience.
Currently, the Department is divided into three divisions (Adult, Child, and Health), offering four clinical and three non-clinical tracks. Applicants interested in pursuing a non-clinical degree in our program are encouraged to apply to the Health Division's track in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience. Applicants interested in pursuing a clinical degree are encouraged to apply to the Health Division's track in Clinical Health Psychology. However, our program's faculty have taken graduate students from almost every track in the Department. Learn more about the Department of Psychology graduate program here.

Miami

Miami is a vibrant multicultural city with a thriving culinary and arts scene and abundant natural beauty. The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, one of the most beautiful areas of the city. Miami’s cultural, socioeconomic, and age diversity not only makes Miami an exciting place to live but also makes it an ideal place to pursue research questions about the interplay between culture, brain and health.