Join Us in the Lab

The PRISM lab is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Students who work in this lab will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen foundational research skills in a high-paced and productive environment. Our goal is to prepare you for the next step in your career, whether that is in a clinical PhD program or an applied research environment.

Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Rogers will be accepting 1-2 graduate students during the 2023-2024 application cycle. Click here to learn more about the Master of Arts in Psychological Research program at Texas State University.

Applicants may be particularly good fits for the PRISM Lab if they are interested in conducting research and gaining experience in one or more of the following themes:
  • Suicide risk and protective factors, particularly short-term risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Ecological momentary assessment and related real-time methodologies
  • Training in quantitative methods/statistics and R
Other important information for applicants:
  • If you are considering joining our lab, please read more about our research and some of our recent publications to identify how your interests might fit within the PRISM Lab’s program of work.
  • The application submission portal typically opens in the fall, with a priority deadline of February 1. Please apply by the priority deadline to be considered for certain kinds of funding (scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships).

Undergraduate Students

If you are interested in our research and thinking about a career in clinical psychology, consider applying to be an undergraduate research assistant in our lab. This is a great option if you are trying to gain experience in psychological research for graduate school or specialized research in suicide. No prior experience required!

We expect volunteer research assistants to commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of one academic year. This includes attending mandatory lab meetings and participating in assigned research projects.

We review all undergraduate research assistant applications on an ongoing basis (depending on the availability of positions) and invite selected applicants for an interview. Successful applicants tend to have at least a 3.0 GPA, excellent work ethic, and a strong interest in pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology.

Would you like to join our team? Please download and complete a copy of our application form and email it to Dr. Rogers (