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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.


Congratulations to our new graduates: Danielle Sneyd, Amelia Mindthoff, and Sarah Shaffer. Additional congratulations to Andrea Wolfs for a Dissertation Year Fellowship and to Kureva Matuku for a McKinsey Achievement Award! Welcome to our new students, Maria Sparacino and Ayesha Bhakta.

Supporting contact tracing: Drs. Goldfarb, Evans, & Fisher have been awarded an NSF RAPID grant to study ways to improve contact tracing interviews.

Successful alumna: Geri Satin is a co-founder of Focus Litigation Consulting, LLC – an elite national jury research and trial consulting firm.