leaders in psychological,
behavioral & brain sciences
Advancing research, education and health promotion
Who We Are
Home to one of the George Washington University's most popular majors, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate and doctoral degree programs. Our faculty members encourage a collaborative teacher-student learning environment full of opportunities for mentorship, research and advancement beyond the classroom.
Students in the department benefit from our Washington, D.C., location, and its proximity to major research institutions and health centers like the National Institutes of Health, Pew Research Center and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center.
Join the Graduate Programs Virtual Open House: October 17–27
Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences 2023 Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.
What We Study
Undergraduate research and coursework center on mastering the psychological theories and methodologies that explain how humans behave.
Doctoral students specialize in one of three main research areas: applied social psychology, clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
Psychological & Brain Sciences by the Numbers