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Ph.D. - Applied Psychology and Prevention Science

Established in 2015, the UMass Lowell Ph.D. program in Applied Psychology & Prevention Science (APPS) is designed to train students and current practitioners who seek advanced education in the application of psychological theories and methods to address real-world problems, as well as to promote optimal quality of life outcomes. 

APPS emphasizes three areas of study

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Community and Applied Social Psychology
  • Applied Developmental Psychology