Degree Requirements: Second-Year Research Poster

All students are required to present a research poster at the end of their second year. The annual departmental poster day takes place in May, and is typically held during the last or second-last class meeting for Psychology 293.


The date of this poster session is listed in the course syllabus, and it is the second-year student’s responsibility to attend. If absence is unavoidable, the student should make alternative arrangements with the Head Graduate Advisor to fulfill the poster requirement.


Because even the simplest study can take a year or more to execute (including human subjects approval, if needed; setting up and piloting the experiment; and collecting and analyzing data), it is advisable that students begin their research as soon as possible.


We recommend that students establish their QE committee prior to the end of their second year, and solicit their input on the second-year research poster.