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Departmental Structure
The Department includes four main graduate Divisions: Adult, Child, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, and Health

In accordance with the goals of the University of Miami, the mission of the Department of Psychology is to acquire, advance, and disseminate knowledge within the Psychological and Biobehavioral Sciences. In order to achieve these goals the Department seeks a balance among several academic endeavors including: teaching, research and service to the community.




The Department of Psychology has 50 full time faculty. Additional faculty with primary appointments in other Schools and Colleges hold secondary appointments in Psychology. Our faculty and students are engaged in interdisciplinary research across other departments at the University.


Our faculty typically teach one or two courses each semester and supervise student research. All graduate students work with a primary mentor.


From basic science to dissemination research, over $17 million per year in extramural funds support research activities. Faculty and graduate students publish more than 250 papers, chapters, or books per year and regularly present at national and international conferences.

Graduate Students

At any one time, about 75 Ph.D. graduate students (80% women; 30% minorities) from all areas of the United States and several foreign countries are in residence, with an additional 10 to 14 on clinical internship.

All doctoral programs strongly emphasize research while providing training in the various subfields. The Department has a Clinical Psychology Program and a Psychological Science Program.

All graduate students are fully funded. Please apply here.