Psychology Department

 Are you curious about human behavior? 

Get answers to your questions by studying with us!

We offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in experimental psychology.


10 reasons to choose our grad program  


Our undergraduate major is one of the most popular in NMSU’s College of Arts and SciencesCollectively, the faculty have been awarded every honor offered by NMSU

We offer a wide variety of undergraduate classes including:

Abnormal Psychology Memory Personality
Adult Development Neuroscience Sexual Behavior
Child Development Psycholinguistics Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology Psychology and the Law Thinking
Emotion Psychology of Gender
Learning Sensation and Perception


Undergraduates have the opportunity to develop their own research skills working closely with faculty members on ongoing research projects. Many of our undergraduate alumni get careers in government, business, and industry settings; some of our alumni go to graduate school in psychology, medical school, law school, and MBA programs.

Faculty research interests include human-automation interaction problems, social robotics, visual and auditory perception, attachment theory and close relationships, evolved functions of emotion, social cognition, perceptual and cognitive development, prospective memory, motor learning, unmanned aircraft systems, sexuality and gender, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of science, analytical and computational modeling techniques to evaluate inferential statistical procedures, and advances in research methods.

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Our graduate program emphasizes development of research expertise in engineering, cognitive, or social psychology. We pride ourselves in the personal attention, collaborative publication, and customized training we offer our graduate students. Alumni of our graduate program are employed in a variety of industry, academic, and government settings including Dell, Microsoft, Boeing, Google, IBM, Lexmark, Pearson Knowledge Technologies, Idaho National Labs, Sandia National Labs, Honeywell, Naval Surface Warfare Center, and the Naval Air Systems Command.