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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: undergraduate teaching, graduate training, professional training, basic scientific research, applied research, faculty development, and community service. The Department of Psychology is the largest Ph.D. granting department at the University of Miami and Psychology is one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Department of Psychology is the largest Ph.D. granting department at the University of Miami and Psychology is one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Department has extensive research and service programs throughout the culturally diverse Miami area affected by its 49 faculty and 138 full-time administrative staff and research personnel. Its research programs have been ranked among the top nationally for National Institute of Health funding in psychology departments. Its graduate program in clinical psychology has received continuous accreditation by the American Psychological Association since 1966 and is consistently ranked among the best clinical programs in the country. The Department has its own community-based training clinic and is also home to the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities established by the State of Florida.

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Dr. Phil McCabe, department chair

 

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's Behavioral Medicine Research Center is a highly successful interdisciplinary entity that facilitates collaborative research in medical settings.