Welcome to the Department of Psychology. We hope you will find the information on these pages to be helpful and interesting. Our department has a large UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, including two interdisciplinary majors, and a flexible mino​r. We also have four GRADUATE PROGRAMS, including doctoral degrees in Applied Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and School Psychology. Our faculty have an outstanding reputation for both scholarship and teaching.

The Department of Psychology offers coursework leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. The undergraduate program offers you a choice of two majors. The first is a 30-credit major which is extremely flexible and is appropriate for anyone interested in psychology, regardless of post-graduation plans. The second is a 39-credit major which is relatively structured. This major is recommended if you wish to continue psychology in graduate studies.

The Department of Psychology has a long history with graduate programs, including the first doctoral program at CMU. We presently offer a Master's Degree in Experimental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational, a Specialist's Degree in School Psychology, and Doctoral Degrees in School, Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, and Applied Experimental.

The Department has a pervasive scientific orientation. Our faculty are active researchers and scholars. Our students at all levels are taught the research methods of the field, and are encouraged to work on research in partnership with faculty.


Image of Sloan HallThe Department of Psychology has a long history at CMU. The earliest reference to the Psychology Department is found in the Central State Normal School 5th Annual Catalogue for School Year 1899-1900. The first four catalogues of the school are missing an earlier reference may exist. The Department of Psychology and Pedagogy was one of seven departments. In 1964, an independent Department of Psychology was established, and in the next few years the first graduate degrees were approved, with the first degree being awarded in 1967.


Most of the Department of Psychology is housed in the first two floors of Sloan Hall on the north end of campus. In addition, we have animal laboratories in Rowe Hall and in the Health Professions Building. We welcome you to contact us to tour our facilities and learn more about our programs.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
101 Sloan Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 989-774-3001
Fax: 989-774-2553
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