The University of Michigan Department of Psychology is ranked in the top three departments in the nation, and this prestigious ranking is due to the high quality of our students and faculty. Our work in Behavioral Neuroscience was recently ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Reports and, with our long history of engaging the best and brightest in our field, we will continue to create the future research directions that characterize the discipline. The strong research environment in Psychology provides a solid foundation for our educational mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Department of Psychology encompasses a wide variety of academic and research activities that involve students in hands-on research opportunities to foster critical thinking and intellectual growth. Students gain strong competence in organizing, interpreting, and communicating effectively—skills that are universally applicable in today’s economy. Graduate students are well prepared for careers in both academic and applied settings, for positions in colleges and universities, governmental agencies, research organizations, clinics, schools, and corporate settings.
The Department is committed to providing these opportunities by:
- Creating new, fundamental knowledge about the mind
- Teaching innovative courses and engaging undergraduates in our research and service activities
- Maintaining our record of outstanding graduate training to produce leading scholars
- Conducting technically and theoretically first-rate scholarship at the cutting-edge of science
- Fostering interdisciplinary research as a special part of the Michigan intellectual climate
To strengthen our position as one of the top departments in the nation, we must continue to build on our exceptional offerings. Our outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, wide variety of courses, and premier faculty illustrate the extraordinary range of our department, and we need to support faculty research in order to continue to retain and recruit the very best. Also we need support to recruit the brightest graduate students and to increase the variety of engaged learning experiences we offer to undergraduate students in order to further develop and enrich the Department’s remarkable programs.
Research Innovation Fund
Endowed Graduate Fellowships
Psychology Strategic Fund
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