College of Arts and Science
Established in 1900, the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU) is the oldest academic department of psychology in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Our department is composed of tenured and tenure-track faculty, teaching faculty focused on instruction, clinical faculty who staff the affiliated Psychological Services Clinic, and dedicated staff supporting the department’s mission.
Each year, more than 1,000 undergraduate students pursue their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in the Department. Our doctoral program has emphasis areas in clinical (nationally accredited), cognition and neuroscience, developmental, quantitative, and social/personality psychology.
The mission of the Department is to increase understanding of the mind, behavior, and mental health and to produce, disseminate, and use science to improve the lives of the citizens of Missouri, the nation, and the world. The Department pursues this mission through: