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), and community service.
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. The Department houses the Psychological Services Center (PSC), its own community-based training clinic, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), established by the State of Florida. The Department's research and training programs are uniquely tied to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Juvenile Justice System and the State of Florida via a series of contracts to provide services to the children and families of South Florida.

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.
Dr. Phil McCabe, department chair

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