Research Advisory Committees

To help our graduate students develop as clinical psychological scientists, our program is making use of Research Advisory Committees (RACs). The purpose of the RAC is to provide a formal process for students to receive regular feedback from multiple faculty members on their research ideas, progress, and plans, and to help ensure students continue to make systematic progress toward meeting research goals early in their graduate-student careers. The RAC will be chaired by the student’s faculty research mentor(s), and consist of at least two other SMU faculty members in the Department of Psychology.

RACs are a new attempt by our program to help support graduate students in their development as researchers (beginning with students entering the program in the fall of 2020).