University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology's home page.

Psychology at Minnesota

Founded in 1919, the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychology has had a long and prestigious history. It has been ranked among the top ten graduate psychology departments in the U.S. since the first comparative quality survey was conducted in 1957. These rankings reflect the hallmark of the department: a faculty of distinguished psychologists known for the highest achievement in research and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our graduate programs combine classroom instruction and advanced seminar participation with student and faculty collaborative research. The presence of outstanding faculty who have contributed exemplary theory and research in both basic and applied psychology has attracted a wide variety of excellent students. You will benefit from the challenge, stimulation, and enjoyment of working with them.

The graduate training programs in the department are oriented first to the training of skilled researchers and teachers in psychology as a discipline, and then to the training of specialists and practitioners. To reflect the diversity of the discipline, we offer specializations in the following subfields. Although you may take courses and do related work in any area, you will select one of these areas as a focus for your graduate program.

Areas of Specialization

School Psychology is located in the College of Education and Human Development.

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and Services

Lindsey Jendraszak, MS
S246 Elliott Hall


Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30