Welcome to the Department of Psychology

In pursuing its mission to acquire, advance and disseminate knowledge within the Psychological and Biobehavioral Sciences, the Department balances several academic endeavors including: teaching (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, faculty development, professional training), research (e.g., basic, applied), work with diverse populations, and community service.

Philip McCabe, Department Chair

The Department has extensive research and service programs throughout the culturally diverse Miami area directed by its 50+ faculty and 146 administrative and research staff members.

The research programs rank among the top nationally for National Institute of Health funding in psychology departments. Since 1966, the graduate program in clinical psychology has received continuous accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is consistently ranked among the best clinical programs in the country. The Department's Behavioral Medicine Research Center is a highly successful interdisciplinary entity that facilitates collaborative research in medical settings.

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors and the department grants the largest number of Ph.D.s at the University of Miami.

The Department is committed to community outreach.

Please visit our Community Research programs and Clinics.

Diversity and Equity

The greater Miami area is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse metropolitan areas in the country.

The UM Psychology department values and celebrates cultural diversity of all kinds, including , but not limited to, differences in race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, nationality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, age, and ability level.

Our philosophy on diversity informs our policies for recruitment retention, and development of faculty, staff and students, and is embodied in our curriculum and field placements. 

To see more, please visit the Diversity and Equity Committee page.

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