Law and Psychology J.D. / Ph.D. Program

Welcome to the Web site of Arizona State University's Law and Psychology Graduate Program. This highly selective Program is a transdisciplinary collaboration between the College of Law and the Department of Psychology founded on a recognition of psychology's potential to improve the legal system.

We're entering an exciting time in the field of law and psychology. Researchers have applied psychology to important legal issues since the 1970s, laying a solid foundation for today's students. At the same time, the field is still in its infancy, and many important questions remain unanswered, unexplored, or even unidentified. Thus, the stage is set for the next generation of legal psychologists to build upon the achievements of the discipline's founders and apply their own creativity to shape the future directions of the field.

The following pages describe the Program and its admissions process. Persons who meet the admissions criteria and aspire to make a significant contribution to the field of law and psychology are encouraged to apply.

For students who are interested in pursuing graduate training in law and psychology other than through a JD/PhD program, ASU offers additional training opportunities within the College of Law, and within our Masters program and Ph.D. program in psychology.

Linda J. Demaine, J.D., Ph.D.
Director