About the Department of Psychology

The Utah State Psychology Department is home to seven graduate specializations and a thriving undergraduate major. With more than 170 PhDs awarded our alumni network is rapidly growing. Students from many different walks of life have found a home and place of belonging in Logan, Utah. The department’s commitment to seeking and training diverse students and faculty has created a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission is to make substantial contributions to the development of new knowledge. Department interests across ethnic/cultural communities, identity, and rural populations develops well rounded, professional and knowledgeable graduates.

We are dedicated to facilitating student professional and academic growth as well as fostering a strong commitment to ethical practice in psychology. Learn more about diversity efforts in the Psychology department.

Graduate Specializations

Looking for a BS/BA in Psychology? Learn more about our Undergraduate Program.

Psychology Spotlight

Department Spotlight: Emily Mellor

Emily Mellor is a first year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. After recognizing the power of social and emotional education in her own life, Emily decided to pursue a degree in school counseling to become an advocate and trusted sup...

Department Spotlight: Heidi Pitkin

Heidi Pitkin is a third year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. Heidi got her undergraduate degree in social work, and always wanted to further her education. In 2019, she realized she wanted to become a school counselor and enrolled ...

Department Spotlight: Jennifer Madsen

Jennifer Madsen is a second year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. After getting her undergraduate degree in 2019, Jennifer found her passion for helping students overcome obstacles. Jennifer decided to pursue a master's degree to he...

Virtual Graduate Program Open Houses

The USU Psychology Department is hosting multiple program open houses. Each open house will provide potential applicants with information about our unique programs, review application requirements, and discuss supports available to our students.

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