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RANKING: The Psychology Department is currently ranked #73 according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, and the Department is ranked 39th nationally among graduate programs by US News & World Reports. In addition, the Clinical Psychology program is ranked 3rd in the country by US News & World Reports.

FACULTY AND GRANTS: The Psychology Department is among the largest grant recipients in the University. Our faculty are highly successful and well-established in the field. Many are distinguished professors, Chancellor’s award winners, fellows in, and award winners from, major Academies and professional organizations, editors of prestigious journals, and presidents of major organizations. All of our faculty have strong publication records. They share many common interests and are actively interested and engaged in collaborative research (see Departmental Research Themes:)

UG MAJORS: Our UG majors are prepared for diverse continuing education and career paths, including MA and doctoral psychology education, social work, counseling, school psychology/guidance, business, medicine, dentistry nursing, occupational therapy, and other health-science fields.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Our graduate students are highly successful. They graduate with numerous publications and conference presentations. Many of them have secured their own funding (e.g., NSF and NRSA awards) and have been recognized with numerous awards from professional organizations for their scholarship. The vast majority of our graduate students find employment in academic settings, medical settings, and major institutes, foundations, and/or organizations, where they conduct research, teach, and/or provide clinical services (for those graduating from the clinical program). Many of them are tenured/tenure-track professors and/or in leadership positions in the field.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: The Psychology Department has a strong commitment to DEI. We have a Director of DEI who is an integral member of our departmental management team. The Director oversees our DEI committees, which focus on integrating diversity in research and teaching, mentoring of URM undergraduates, recruitment and retention of URM students, staff and faculty, as well as a diversity seminar required for all 1st year PhD students. Each committee is actively engaged in actionable initiatives and reports out to the department twice per year. Read more here.