Graduate Student Opportunities

The IBR is committed to excellence and the highest standards of scholarship, and offers research training and learning experiences in behavioral and health services research for Ph.D. graduate students who work in close partnership with faculty researchers.

Graduate and postgraduate training is carried out in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and other departments at TCU resulting in publications and professional presentations. Since IBR does not award academic degrees, its students must meet all requirements of the department in which an advanced degree is to be awarded. A limited number of stipends are awarded on a competitive basis.

IBR’s training program emphasizes:

  • Health services research, especially evaluation of drug addiction interventions,
  • Formulating original research plans and appropriate data collection instrumentation,
  • Collecting and editing data, and management of large data systems,
  • Use of sophisticated analytic techniques, and publication of findings, and
  • Combining theory with practice, and communicating applications of results.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the “Graduate Program” at TCU’s Department of Psychology for application information. The applications are available in PDF format (for the Department of Psychology and the School of Science and Engineering) and can be downloaded. Specific interest in the IBR and its emphasis on applied evaluation research in the drug abuse field should be noted at the time of the contact. Based on this information, the IBR Director and faculty will be notified of the application and its status.

(Texas Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status, individual characteristics or group affiliation, including but not limited to classes protected under state and federal law.)