Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Special Programs

Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling

Located in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS), the primary goals of this Portfolio program are to:

  1. Offer a cohesive course of study for graduate students seeking to enhance the statistical modeling component of their research and to prepare for successful careers upon graduation;
  2. Provide a forum for graduate students from across UT to work together and exchange ideas regarding the application of statistical modeling methods to a broad range of areas; and
  3. Leverage the existing expertise of faculty members in departments across UT whose research focuses on statistics at foundational and applied levels.

Students must complete 12 semester hours of courses as follows in the Course Requirements. Students are expected to obtain the consent of a Portfolio Adviser (selected from the list of faculty members affiliated with SDS) soon after entering the program to advise their course selections and guide their independent study.

For more information, please see the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences' Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling webpage.


Neuroimaging Track in Psychology

Multiple brain imaging methodologies support the integration of psychology and neuroscience research. Such methods allow study of how complex cognitive phenomena are implemented by the human brain. To provide technical training for our Ph.D. students, the Psychology Department at The University of Texas has created a graduate training track in neuroimaging.

Supported by world-recognized faculty in the field, the courses offered through this track are intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct human neuroimaging research in their own areas of interest. 

The track provides: 

  1. Strong training in neuroimaging, including the design and implementation of neuroimaging experiments as well as analysis of neuroimaging data.
  2. Strong cognitive neuroscience training, including comprehensive training in functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as well as foundational knowledge of how cognitive neuroscience has informed psychological theory and research.

Neuroimaging Track Course Requirements

Take the following two core courses:
  • PSY383C Functional Neuroanatomy
  • PSY394U Methods for fMRI 
Take any two of the following courses:
  • PSY387D fMRI Brain Decoding
  • PSY394S Studying the Brain: Findings from Development
  • PSY394U Introduction to Psychophysiology
  • PSY394V Social Neuroscience

Inquiries about the Neuroimaging Track in Psychology can be directed to Jarrod Lewis-Peacock (

For more information, visit the Biomedical Imaging Center's website.

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