Psychology at UMSL

Psychology Programs

  •  BA Psychology
  •  BS Psychology
  •  MA Psychology
  •  PhD Clinical Psychology
  •  PhD Behavioral Neuroscience
  •  PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  •  Certificates in Trauma Studies
  •  Graduate Certificates in Trauma Studies

Career Opportunities

  •  Business
  •  Communications
  •  Government
  •  Healthcare
  •  Human Services
  •  Marketing

Benefit from the largest program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which excels on many levels with 70 PhD candidates and upwards of 600 undergraduates, providing a massive pool of resources for constructive discussion and cooperative learning. In total, the Department of Psychological Sciences has conferred 3,300 bachelor's degrees and nearly 200 professional degrees.

UMSL’s psychology faculty members are nationally and internationally renowned scholars and experts in their fields of research. Our faculty is student-focused, aiming to prepare our students for careers in psychology, with an emphasis on laboratory and field research in all psychology classes.

The Department of Psychological Sciences' experimental laboratories are fitted with numerous psychophysiological apparatuses for both human and animal experimental projects. In addition to this fine equipment, the PhD candidates can choose from several foci.

Each psychology degree program chosen by the candidates includes invaluable training opportunities at UMSL's three psychology clinics, which provide psychological assessments and treatment for citizens of the region. The incomparable experience gained from these training opportunities won’t only grant you insight and knowledge of the discipline, but will provide real-world experience that is an invaluable addition to your resume and work history.

What UMSL has to offer

UMSL’s Department of Psychological Sciences offers the Minor in Psychology, Trauma Studies Certificate, BA in psychology (with an opportunity to concentrate in specific areas), MA in general psychology and PhD in clinical psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and industrial/organizational psychology.

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UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
There's a night out with friends on Washington Avenue. An exhibit opening at the Saint Louis Zoo. A home run celebration at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a place where you can be you.