Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas!

We hope that you find the information on this page helpful and invite you to explore the navigational pane above to learn more about our various programs, current students and alumni, award-winning faculty and the application process to join us. Please feel free to contact us at 785-864-4131 or psychology@ku.edu if you need any additional information!

Our department has had a long and successful history with many psychologists contributing to its success since its beginnings in 1930.

Our mission is to further the understanding of human behavior, thinking, and emotion through teaching, research, and service. This mission includes the discovery and dissemination of laws and principles pertaining to both individual and group psychological functioning. Great effort is also expended in developing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We desire that these students be equipped with the knowledge and methods that will place them at the forefront of progress in the psychological disciplines as we enter the twenty-first century.

Main Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Undergraduate Programs

Interested in the human mind? You are in the right place! Psychology is all about human behavior and what dictates it. Why do people behave the way they do? What makes people happy or unhappy? What are the relationships between the mind and the brain? Majoring in psychology will allow for you to explore the behavior of people and how their minds work and apply it to the modern world.

Our scientific approach to understanding human behavior equips students with a solid foundation of analytical, research and clinical skills for careers in many fields with a human service emphasis.

Majors:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) in Psychology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Minors:

Minor in Psychology
Minor in Social and Behavioral Sciences Methodology

Our students have a wide variety of psychology courses from which to choose, but additional experiences and opportunities are available beyond the classroom. We have many opportunities for scholarship awards and extracurricular enrichment, including Psi Chi, a research-focused Honors Program, and research assistantships and volunteer opportunities in Faculty labs. To learn more about research opportunities, please visit our Undergraduate Research page.

Stop by and visit us in 426 Fraser Hall and check us out on Facebook to learn more about our department and programs!

Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas offers Ph.D. programs in six distinct areas of study. All of our programs boast distinguished and award-winning faculty, notable research publications, and a deep foundation in the historical progress of psychological advances.

We invite you to explore these programs via the links below.

Clinical Child Program (Interdepartmental program in association with the Department of Applied Behavioral Science)
Clinical Program and associated Psychological Clinic
Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Developmental Program
Quantitative Program
Social Program

Graduate applications for Fall 2016 are due by December 1st, 2015.

For detailed information on the application process, visit our Graduate Admissions page.
*We do not offer a terminal Master's degree.


Annual Events
Open Faculty and Staff Positions

Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor with Specialization in Quantitative Methods
https://employment.ku.edu/academic/4049BR

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