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Our Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with a major in Legal Psychology focuses on issues such as witness memory, interrogations, investigative interviewing, lineups, deception detection and juror decision-making. FIU is one of the few universities in the world with a doctoral concentration in legal psychology.

Our program provides a solid foundation in the traditional, current and emerging trends in the field. Students complete a series of courses designed to provide a thorough understanding of psychological theory and methodology as well as applied and basic research.

The Legal Psychology Program adopts and supports the Department of Psychology's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, our program supports Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Read our Statement to Address AAPI Hate.


Congratuations to Devon LaBat for being selected for a Grant-in-Aid from SPSSI to support her Thesis: The Effects of Perspective-Taking on Juror Decisions in Police Excessive Use of Force Cases

Congratulations to Kureva Matuku, Andrea Wolfs and Alexis Mook for successfully defending their dissertations!

Contact tracing: Drs. Evans, Goldfarb and Fisher launched a free do-it-yourself contact tracing interview tool, CogTracer. Read more in The Conversation.