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Welcome to the web site of the award-winning Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Our department is among the largest in the St. Louis region and offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as:
  • research design
  • statistics
  • cognition
  • biopsychology
  • abnormal psychology
  • social psychology
  • personality
  • child and adolescent development
  • psychology of aging
  • health psychology
  • industrial/organizational psychology
  • clinical psychology
  • school psychology

We encourage students to involve themselves in psychological research to learn more about how knowledge in the behavioral sciences builds. Field study and practicum courses are available so that students can apply their knowledge in psychological service organizations, agencies, and businesses.

The department offers masters degrees in the following areas: Clinical-Adult Psychology, Clinical Child and School Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. We also offer a Specialist Degree in School Psychology. All our graduate programs emphasize scientific approaches and strive to balance theory and application.

In recent years, our department and faculty have received numerous honors including:

  • In 2012, Dr. Andy Pomerantz was awarded the Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award for his efforts to integrate his research with student learning.
  • In 2011, Dr. Thad Meeks won the Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year Award
  • In 2011, Dr. Stephen Hupp received a Teaching Recognition Award from the Office of the Provost
  • In 2009, Dr. Laura Pawlow received the Alumni Association's Great Teacher Award
  • In recognition of our efforts to assess and improve student learning outcomes, our department received the 2006 Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • More than 35 graduates of SIUE's psychology department have gone on to doctoral programs in the last decade

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We are proud of our faculty, staff and students and the quality of our undergraduate and graduate programs. To keep up on the latest news about our department, please follow us on Twitter.