Prospective PhD Students

The Stanford Memory Lab admits graduate students primarily through the Psychology PhD Program and the Neurosciences PhD Program (follow links for more details about the programs and how to apply). We are committed to training students in memory and cognitive control theory, along with behavioral, imaging, electrophysiological, and computational methods.

Past and present graduate students have had varied backgrounds prior to joining the lab – inclusive of, but not limited to, undergraduate degrees in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, and biophysics. Entering graduate students typically have had extensive research experience, often at the undergraduate level combined with postbac training as a full-time research assistant. Through graduate training at Stanford, our aims are to enable students to conduct cutting-edge science and to gain strong technical skills, positioning them to be the next leaders in the field or to thrive in industry.

Our graduate student alumni are now faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or hold positions in industry.

The lab is committed to fostering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in Learning (IDEAL) and science. Our learning and research missions require a broad range of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We seek applicants from all races and ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and religions.