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Our PhD program is consistently ranked among the top PhD training programs in the nation and throughout the world.

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What sets our program apart?

We are a collaborative department with highly-ranked programs in both basic and applied areas of Psychology and a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Students apply directly to one of seven areas of specialization depending on their individual interests and goals. The requirements vary across areas but all include coursework and mentored research. Our goal is to produce accomplished scholars and researchers for a variety of occupational roles. All students have full financial support.

Areas of Specialization

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Our seven areas of specialization enable students to develop their own expertise.

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Diversity in Psychology Program

2019 Diversity in Psychology Program Attendees

The program is designed for individuals who are historically underrepresented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate education in Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Learn more about our Diversity in Psychology Program

Additional Program Information

College Resources

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

CLA's graduate student website