Student Research Experiences

The Department of Psychological Science faculty regularly have active research programs that students can assist with. Students can assist in research by volunteering to be research participants in ongoing studies and as well as by volunteering to be research assistants in faculty-led laboratories. Student participation is essential for a productive climate of scholarly work in the department and this can lead to learning important technical skills that improves a student's marketability for jobs or graduate programs.

Student Research Participation Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to be participants in research happening around campus for various compensation, including extra credit for classes. Click the link below to see a list of currently recruiting studies


Graduate Student Research

Master of Science in Psychology Degree provides intensive student-initiated research experiences in a variety of areas of psychological science related to the specialization of our program faculty. Often times this research experience leads to a tangible scholarly product such as a conference poster or presentation, peer-reviewed journal article, or book chapter. These high quality hands-on research experiences provide a springboard for students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology as well as careers where experience and expertise in psychological science is valued. Students are encouraged to get involved in a faculty mentored research during their first or second semester to obtain maximal experience and benefit from their faculty mentor.

NMU provides a number of internal funding opportunities to support graduate student research including:

  • Spooner Student Research Grant Program

  • Excellence in Education Research Grant Program

  • The Graduate Research and Scholarly Activities Fund

  • Technology Innovation Award for Students

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