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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Psychology


School Program Mission Statement

Our program is built on the foundation of the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing practice that is informed by science and science that is informed by practice in the real world setting of schools.

Students are trained for careers in academic settings and effective research in practice along the continuum of prevention, assessment, early intervention and intervention for youth and their families, in schools and other community settings. Notable program and training themes are: 1) interdisciplinary research and theoretical perspectives (e.g., collaboration with school, clinical/community psychology; general and special education; social work; public health; medicine); 2) close faculty-student mentoring; and 3) commitment to life-long learning.