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Department of Psychology

The Utah State Psychology Department is home to seven graduate level programs and a thriving undergraduate major. With more than 150 PhDs awarded our alumni network is rapidly growing. Students from many different walks of life have found a home and place of belonging in Logan, Utah. The department’s commitment to seeking and training diverse students and faculty has created a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission is to make substantial contributions to the development of new knowledge. Department interests across ethnic/cultural communities, identity, and rural populations develops well rounded, professional and knowledgeable graduates. 

We are dedicated to facilitating student professional and academic growth as well as fostering a strong commitment to ethical practice in psychology. Learn more about diversity efforts in the Psychology department.

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Psychology Spotlight

Department Spotlight: Makinzie Clark

Department Spotlight: Makinzie Clark


Makinzie Clark is a graduate of the Utah State University Professional School Counselor Program with a master’s degree in education in psychology.

Jens Nielson and family

Department Spotlight: Jens Nielson


James (Jens) Nielson is a graduate of the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Professional School Counselor Program.

Department Spotlight: Brooke Roden

Department Spotlight: Brooke Roden


Brooke Roden is a graduate from the USU Psychology Department’s Professional School Counseling Program with a master’s degree in education psychology.