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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 227 PhDs awarded since 1990 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

Dr. Kathryn Sperry presents at the USU Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Psychology Department Students and Faculty Support USU’s Inclusive Excellence Symposium


Psychology undergraduate and graduate students attended the day’s events either in person or online via AggieCast. Three of our faculty members and two graduate students lead breakout sessions.

Jose Manuel Gonzalez Vera and Kenia Carrera present a poster.

Students and Faculty Attend Conference for Advancement of Latinx Population


Five students and a faculty member from the Utah State University Department of Psychology attended the 2019 National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference on October 17–20, 2019, in Miami, Florida.

Byron Garcia

Department Spotlight: Byron Garcia


Byron Garcia is a student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling PhD Program at Utah State and a fellow in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.