Which will you pick

Bachelor of Arts

  • Psychology major
  • Developmental Psychology major
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology major

Minors

  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Graduate Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology major
  • Specialist in School Psychology
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology major
  • Master of Arts, Industrial/Organizational Psychology major

Create Dynamic Synergy

Turn Your Compassion for People Into a Career
With a Grad or Undergrad Psychology Degree

You enjoy working with others, listening to them, and want to help them through personal problems. You are fascinated by the reasons behind why people act and react to life's circumstances, and you want to understand yourself better.

Whether you are just starting out in your academic career, looking for a major, or you are looking for graduate school options, University of Detroit Mercy's Psychology program can take you from bachelor's to master's to doctorate.

Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate program offers a choice of three majors: psychology, developmental and industrial/organizational. Detroit Mercy is also the only university to offer an industrial/organizational psychology major in the MetroDetroit area. Most undergrad classes are taught by full-time faculty. Undergrad students have the opportunity to work on research projects with graduate students.

Graduate Programs

We also offer also offer four graduate programs leading to advanced degrees or specialist certificate, preparing psychologists for professional practice. Each of these programs provides you with the fundamental knowledge and applied skills to enter professional practice in their respective specialized areas. Dissertation, thesis, and specialist-project research train students in the scientific foundations of our discipline.

Close relationships with professional organizations provide you with valuable practicum and internship experiences through onsite placements. The department's excellent reputation in professional communities also facilitates your employability.

The Psychology Clinic

The Psychology Clinic provides both a valuable community resource, serving approximately 300 individuals annually, and a clinical experience for our doctoral students under the supervision of licensed specialists. 
 
 
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The International
Graduate and Undergraduate
Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology.

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Catalog Requirements

Graduate Programs
Doctor of Philosophy
Clinical Psychology major
Master of Arts
Clinical Psychology major
Industrial/Organizational Psychology major
Specialist Degree
Specialist in School Psychology
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology major
Developmental Psychology major
Industrial/Organizational Psychology major
Minors
Psychology
Developmental
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Still Accepting Applications
for Winter 2017!

Major or Minor in Psychology

The study of psychology has as its aim a knowledge of the facts, causes, and principles relating to human behavior, motivation and personality; an understanding of human development; and the application of psychological principles, modes, and techniques to the solution of human problems. Of paramount importance to the successful study of psychology is the integration of psychological knowledge with the humanities, the biological sciences, and social sciences.

The Psychology department offers three options for students who wish to major in Psychology. Regardless of the option selected, all psychology majors are required to take both a common core of courses and the courses which are particular to the focus selected.


MAJOR
Psychology


Create a career in psychology, usually requiring continued study at the master's level.




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MAJOR
Developmental Psychology


Prepare for "helping" professions immediately after graduation, i.e., child welfare, eldercare

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MAJOR
Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Explores workplace motivations and create organization success and employee wellbeing

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Expand Your Possibilities with Two Psychology Minors

Psychology Minor
minimum of 18 credit hours (6 course) program designed to give students broad exposure to psychology as a scientific and professional discipline

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Developmental Psychology Minor
is a minimum of 18 credit hours (6 course) program designed to give students broad exposure to psychology as a scientific and professional discipline

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The Psychology Department also offers four graduate programs leading to advanced or specialist degrees, preparing psychologists for professional practice:

Each of these programs provides graduates with the fundamental knowledge and applied skills to enter professional practice in their respective specialized areas. Dissertation, thesis, and specialist-project research train students in the scientific foundations of our discipline.

Are you sad or depressed? Nervous or confused? Have you been through a divorce, lost your job or had a loved one die?  These feelings are normal, but when they start to change your behavior, mood or ability to do your job, you may need help to get through this. Quality guidance you can afford is here at the Psychology Clinic. We care about you and promise to treat you with dignity and respect.

Psychology Clinic counseling services can help you cope with:

  • Emotional issues like low self-esteem, depression or grief.
  • Big life changes like job loss or living on your own.
  • Recent stress like loss of a loved one, divorce or major illness.
  • Relationship issues such as marital problems, parenting children and teens or conflicts with your boss or coworkers.

We can also help you with psychological testing and assessment services that:

  • Sort out emotional concerns.
  • Resolve trouble paying attention.
  • Determine if your child is ready for school, has a learning problem or is gifted.
  • Understand feelings that create anxiety about doing well at school or work.

The Psychology Clinic is for Detroit Mercy students, staff and the community. Fees are based on your ability to pay. We do not accept insurance. Your sessions are completely confidential. We are here for you so that you can do great things.

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Need More Information BEFORE You Apply?

If you would like more information about University of Detroit Mercy's Psychology programs, please use our contact form or email the program directors listed on the program pages:

Are You Ready to Apply?

To apply, please go to the University of Detroit Mercy Admissions page:

http://www.udmercy.edu/apply/index.htm

Because our apply page needs to accommodate all of our applicants in the disciplines that UDM offers, it may seem a bit confusing at first. To help you navigate the admissions process, we encourage you to communicate with an admissions counselor by phone at 800-635-5020 or by email at admissions@udmercy.edu.