Prospective Graduate Students


Dr. Hyde mentors graduate students in a variety of programs at the University of Michigan where they form the core of his research lab. He typically takes students in the Psychology Department through the Clinical and Developmental program areas but can potentially mentor students from other areas of psychology or as part of joint programs, such as with the School of Social Work.

For the upcoming 2017 admission cycle, Dr. Hyde might consider new graduate applicants for the developmental area but he does not anticipate considering applicants for the clinical area. 

Before applying, potential graduate applicants should consider their match with the goals and research focuses of the MiND lab. Dr. Hyde focuses on studying development in early childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood with an emphasis on understanding risk and resilience from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Thus, students interested in topics such as youth behavior problems, adolescent delinquency, the influence of parents and peers, neighborhood context, Neurogenetics (as well as Imaging Genetics, and Imaging Gene x Environment Interactions), population neuroscience, Callous-Unemotional Traits and Psychopathy, clinical and developmental neuroscience, risk and resilience, and developmental psychopathology would be well matched to the interests of the lab. Though Dr. Hyde does some work on adult psychopathy, students most interested in that topic or other personality disorders may not find the lab to be the best fit.

Please see our publications page for a sampling of past work. Also feel free to contact Dr. Hyde ( with any questions regarding graduate admissions and interest fit.