Psychology and Women's Studies
Penn State Psychology is one of only two graduate programs in the U.S. to offer a dual degree Ph.D. in Women’s Studies and Psychology. Graduate students also have the option of a graduate minor in Women’s Studies.
Students in the dual-title degree program receive the M.S. and/or Ph.D. in “Women’s Studies and Psychology.” The Psychology requirements are no different than those for students seeking the Psychology degree alone. The difference is that dual-degree students must also take Women’s Studies required and approved classes. There are also requirements for the thesis or dissertation and the composition of the candidate’s committee.
How to apply: After a student is admitted to Psychology, she or he may apply to Women’s Studies for admission to the dual-degree program. Women’s Studies determines whether to admit the student. We recommend that students take at least one required Women’s Studies seminar and complete their first year in the Psychology graduate program before applying for admission.
Psychology Faculty affiliated with the Women’s Studies Department
- Stephanie Shields, Social Psychology
- Theresa Vescio, Social Psychology
- Judith Kroll, Cognitive Psychology
- Mary Gergen, Psychology, Penn State Brandywine
- Margaret Signorella, Psychology, Penn State McKeesport
- Brittany Bloodhart, Social Psychology
- Elaine Dicicco, Social Psychology
- Jessica Cundiff, Social Psychology
- Katina Sawyer, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Matthew Zawadzki, Social Psychology