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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

Graduate Degree Programs


The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the youngest research-intensive universities in the nation and has grown rapidly to become one of the top universities in Texas. UT Dallas is known for the academic excellence of the student body and the scholarly reputation of the faculty.

Within the University, the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences is set apart by its distinctive blend of science and clinical application. Focused on the intersection of mind, brain and behavior, BBS is committed to translating the latest research into treatment and intervention that add depth to education and provide valuable community service.

The school offers four masters of science degree programs and four doctoral degree programs. In each program students will benefit from the school’s interdisciplinary research and training.


For more information about graduate life at UT Dallas, the admissions process and financial aid, please visit the University’s graduate admissions site.


Master of Science Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
Doctor of Audiology Degree









Master of Science Degrees

Applied Cognition and Neuroscience MS

This multidisciplinary program incorporates methodologies from psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Students select an area of specialization.


Communication Disorders MS

This top-ranked program offers broad-based professional preparation in speech-language pathology and audiology.


Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders MS

This program offers a research and a professional track. Both tracks provide a strong foundation in the normative path of physical, cognitive and social childhood development, with specialized training in diagnostic and intervention techniques for early childhood disorders.


Psychological Sciences MS

This program provides research experience, advanced training and applied experience to prepare students for doctoral programs in clinical and experimental psychology.


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Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

Cognition and Neuroscience PhD

This program offers a distinctive blend of research initiatives and doctoral study in the neural processes underlying sensation, perception, memory and learning throughout the lifespan.


Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD

This program offers doctoral study in the processes and disorders of speech, language and hearing.


Psychological Sciences PhD

A research-focused psychology program specializing in developmental and cognitive psychology.


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Doctor of Audiology Degree

Audiology AuD

This top-ranked program prepares students for entry to the practice of audiology through clinical and research training.


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