Department of Psychology

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Undergraduate Programs

With your bachelor's degree in psychology, you can work in fields such as social work, personnel work, advertising, medicine, law, and theology and have the background necessary to apply for graduate work in psychology.

BA in Psychology

BA in Psychology/Honors Track

Minor in Psychology

Minor in Child and Adult Advocacy Studies

Minor in Psychology for Nursing Students

Certificate in Child and Adult Advocacy Studies

Undergraduate Forms

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Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

IUP offers a doctor of psychology degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) that places emphasis on professional applications of psychology and is accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Full disclosure data is available.

PsyD in Clinical Psychology


Center for Applied Psychology

The CAP provides advanced professional training to doctoral students and psychological services to the community.

Diversity Statement

We strive to cultivate an inclusive and diverse community because we understand that diverse groups bring diverse perspectives; this diversity produces better outcomes in a variety of contexts, including learning and decision making, and our ability to work with one another.

Blog: The Story of Claire

This blog tells the story of Claire and her son. It will give you a window into her thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Share your thoughts about Claire's story.


Runge Completes Survey of Pennsylvania Educators' Preparedness to Address Student Trauma

Timothy Runge, Psychology, IUP collaborates with Timothy Knoster and Danielle Empson on a survey of PK-12 Educators in Pennsylvania.

Psychology Day, April 30

The Psychology Department invites you to the 2021 Psychology Day. Taking place on Zoom, this is our collective expression of enthusiasm for psychological science, featuring invited speakers and psychology students and their mentors presenting their scholarship.

Psychology Colloquium: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Contact Tracing Interviews using Psychological Science

Please join Jacqueline Evans and Deborah Goldfarb, Florida International University, on March 4 at 4:00 p.m. for a one-hour Zoom presentation that will describe the findings of research that has successfully tested the application of psychology to contact tracing interviews.

Psychology's Kaniasty Publishes on Social Support Received by Emergency Responders

Krys Kaniasty collaborated on “Social adjustment in New Zealand and Philippine responders: A test of main and moderating effects of received social support,” published in the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies.

Psychology Colloquium: “Understanding the Role of Group Processes in Public Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Please join Professor John Drury from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, on September 17 at 12:20 p.m. for a Zoom lecture discussing psychological perspectives on collective resilience and vulnerability in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.