Graduate Training Philosophy
The Department of Psychology at LSU is committed to the view that Psychology is both
a science and a profession. Both faculty and students in Psychology endorse the model
of the psychologist as a scientist-practitioner. The program's major emphasis is on
research training and experience, and the teaching of Psychology. All graduate students,
regardless of intended area of specialization, receive broad training to develop research
capability for scholarly contributions to the discipline of Psychology throughout
If you are interested only in the professional application of Psychology, without regard for research, you will not be comfortable in the graduate training program in this department.
Graduate students in this department are expected to develop a lifelong commitment to science and to the highest social-ethical ideals of the profession of Psychology.