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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Technology and society
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative methods in the social sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching assistant training, progress report, papers, mini-convention presentation, 1 quarter of student teaching or teaching assistant class with section lab, continued participation in research and weekly area meetings

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

235
Applied
26
Accepted
13
Enrolled
11%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

62
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.84%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.61%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 14.52%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social psychology; developmental and evolutionary psychology; neuroscience and behavior; cognition, perception and cognitive neuroscience
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,776,541

Location & Contact

Address Building 251
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9660
United States
Contact Prof. Diane M. Mackie
Chair
Email: mackie@psych.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-2130
Fax: 805-893-4303

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