Doctoral Program in the Frick lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


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Dr. Frick is currently seeking outstanding applicants for graduate admission for Fall 2021. The most competitive applicants will have gained research experience in behavioral neuroscience or a related discipline from their undergraduate or post-baccalaureate studies. Experience conducting laboratory research with rodents is strongly preferred.

If you are interested our research and would like to apply for Fall 2021 admission to our PhD program, then please email Dr. Frick to discuss your research interests and experience. Please attach a CV to your email to facilitate our discussion.

The Neuroscience area in Psychology has a strong tradition of training graduate students for success in research. Our current and former PhD students have published an impressive number of empirical papers in high-impact neuroscience journals. Our graduates have gone on to postdoctoral fellowships in top neuroscience labs and are successful independent investigators on university faculties throughout the country. For more information about our program, please see:

Please note that the Psychology department’s application deadline is December 1, 2020. Applicants for Dr. Frick’s lab should apply to the Neuroscience PhD program and indicate in their application that they wish to work with Dr. Frick as their primary advisor (“major professor”). The department does not offer a terminal Masters degree for students in Neuroscience. To apply to the PhD program, please see:

Special note on the department’s Cialdini Fellowships. Thanks to a generous gift from a generous gift from Dr. Robert Cialdini ’67 and his wife Bobette Gorden, the Department of Psychology will be awarding Cialdini Fellowships to two outstanding doctoral admittees per year. Cialdini Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 per year, in addition to their departmental teaching/research/project assistantship salaries. Contingent on satisfactory progress and maintenance of good standing in the program, each awardee’s $5,000 fellowship will be renewable annually for a total of four years of support (i.e., 2017-2018 through 2020-2021: a total of $20,000).

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