Prospective Students

I am open to accepting an exceptional graduate student who would begin the program in the Fall semester of 2019. If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. and would like to work with me, please email me (matt dot motyl at gmail dot com). Students working with me will have access to hundreds of thousands of research participants through the virtual laboratory I help run,

While I evaluate all applicants, those who have experience / skill using the following will stand out:
  • R / RStudio / RMarkdown
  • GIS
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Python

  • I welcome diversity in every sense of the word. If everyone has the same backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and orientations, then our thinking will also be similar. I don't want people who think like me; I want people who think differently and who can help me think better. As long as you want to find truth and are willing to work hard, I will do everything I possibly can to help you succeed as you pursue your goals.

    I especially welcome individuals from underrepresented groups (including ethnic or racial, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious creed, political views, immigration status/history, refugee status, socioeconomic background, first generation in college, mental or physical disabilities, scientific method, disciplinary background, or any other identity categories). My students and I hold a number of different identities, and we place great value in creating a supportive environment for all so that we can create an environment where ideas thrive.