Internationally recognized scholars who are award-winning teachers

The Department of Psychological Science at UVM offers the best of both worlds. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research while mentoring students in the lab and in community-based internships. The result is a blend of practical experience and intellectual intimacy that is rare at the university level.

Whether you decide to pursue an advanced degree in a psychological science field or enter the working world after graduation, you’ll discover that the academic rigor of our program, combined with hands-on research experience, will give you the reasoning and critical thinking skills that are in high demand in any profession. Our graduates pursue careers in business, law, public health, medicine, neuroscience and human services. Learn more about careers in psychological science.

Big Meets Small


Undergraduate students in psychological science study in a respected research university that also provides an unusually rich and personal learning experience. The university boasts top-notch facilities and a faculty devoted to your individual development. Discover psychological science at UVM.

Doing Real Research

research lab

Our students engage in experience-based learning through faculty mentored research, faculty mentored community internships and faculty mentored teaching. Unlike the learning experience at small colleges where faculty are not as active in research, faculty members and doctoral students at UVM give you plenty of opportunities to gain valuable research experience during your academic career. Learn more about student opportunities.

Advanced Degree Options

Taking notes in the research lab

Psychological science is one of the largest and most successful Ph.D. programs at UVM, and generates about half of all research grant dollars in the College of Arts and Sciences. With graduate programs in clinical psychology and experimental psychology, our expertise and infrastructure provides fertile territory to continue your education and fund your research interests.