Promoting Excellence in Psychological Science
The Department of Psychology has a threefold mission: To answer questions on the cutting edge of psychology research, to provide training to undergraduate and graduate students in the broad fields of psychology, and to provide individuals and the community with psychological services based on the best current practices in psychology.
Excel in Our Program
Undergraduate students who study psychology at Temple University develop critical thinking skills through courses that emphasizing the scientific basis of psychology, statistical analysis and experimental design. Advanced courses introduce students to current psychological research on mental disorders and treatments, learning and memory, social development, and many other topics. Students are encouraged to develop applied skills through focused experiential learning in research laboratories and through community-based internships.
Our nationally ranked graduate program provides doctoral training across four areas of psychology: Clinical Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology. The intensive, full-time doctoral program is highly research-focused and allows students to gain experiences across multiple research methodologies and laboratory environments.
- For information on how to apply to the Psychology PhD program, please visit the Psychology Graduate Admissions page.
Leaders in Our Field
The 32 faculty appointed in our doctoral training programs have won many national and international awards and are experienced leaders in their fields. Their research teams are addressing questions at the forefront of psychological science.
Advising at Every Step
Psychology’s dedicated academic advisor is available to meet with students to provide guidance on course selection, acquiring an internship or research experience, career options, and applying to graduate school.
- BA in Psychology
- Minor in Psychology
- Minor in Cognitive Neuroscience
- Minor in Clinical and Health Psychology
- +1 Master of Science in Psychological Research
Please note that the deadline to apply to the Psychology +1 Master’s Program has been extended to April 1. Undergraduate students interested in applying to the +1 program please see the Psychology 5-Year Master’s Program (+1).
- PhD in Psychology (Concentrations in: Cognition and Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology)
Get Involved in Research!
Undergraduate students gain vital skills through hands-on experience in laboratories and research groups.
The world-renowned faculty in our graduate program are highly collaborative, with many connections within and outside Temple. This allows students to gain truly interdisciplinary training for the next stage of their career.
Three clinics provide mental health services to the community in and around Temple: The Psychological Services Center, the Adult Anxiety Clinic, and the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic.