Graduate Student Handbook

Departmental Facilities

Technical Shop Support

The Department of Psychology has access to shop facilities to assist faculty and students with research and teaching. These include well-equipped electronics and machine shops. For projects that involve wood, there is the NYU Utility Shop. For computer and network issues, all requests and problems may be addressed via email to or, for Unix-related requests, email The shop policies and various guides to our computer facilities may be found on the shop web page.


The Program maintains a Quant Lab, which houses PC's with statistical software and is located in Room 460 (the door code to enter can be obtained from the Program Administrator or your faculty sponsor). Faculty members have additional computer facilities in their laboratories that are available to students working under their supervision. These include Macs or PCs running WIN-XP or Linux. The Program computers (but not students' personal computers) are maintained by a highly competent IT staff including Ken Andersen, the IT Manager, who is assisted by the electronics personnel in the Shop. Please note: The Shop will not assist in the repair, maintenance, or support of computers that were not purchased by NYU or by a research grant. Furthermore, personally-owned computers will only be allowed on Meyer's network with special consideration from senior faculty, the Chair, and the Shop. All requests for IT support should be emailed to: or (for all Unix-related requests). Also see e-mail accounts.

Administrative Offices

The department supports a Program Administrator for each Program who assists the Program Coordinator, maintains student records, and directs students to the appropriate departmental offices for whatever issues may pertain to them. Whenever in need of assistance, the student may also consult the Coordinator.

Animal Facilities

Our animal facility houses several species of interest to the study of Psychology. It is a modern facility that is maintained in accordance with the strict regulations of the United States Public Health Service and Department of Agriculture. Students who work with animals receive additional training in animal health and handling procedures, appropriate to their use of animals in scientific investigation.