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VCU Psychology Department

Psychology by the Numbers

Our Department has the largest doctoral program at VCU and the second largest undergraduate major at VCU. We offer 4 PhD programs: Clinical, Counseling, Health, and Experimental (Biopsychology, Developmental, Social). We have over 1600 undergraduate majors, over 120 graduate students, and 40 full-time faculty. Last year, our faculty published over 130 articles and chapters, and our undergraduates participated in 760 credit hours of research internships


5.4 Million in Grant Funding

During fiscal year 2013, our faculty received over $5.4 million in new funding, including $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health, and $1.3 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue to fund an Academic Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. Eleven faculty were principal investigators on major federal grants from the NIH, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, CDC, or Department of Education.


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Psychology Department administers the VCU Humphrey Fellowship Program, a non-degree program with a focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment that provides midcareer professionals from developing countries with advanced leadership training that combines academic, practical, and cultural activities. read more...


Alumni Spotlight

Peter Zucker earned his PhD in counseling psychology in 1984 and currently serves as president and CEO of Stars Behavioral Health Group. He shared the story of his career path and his personal approach to leadership. read moreā€¦


Department eNewsmagazine

We are excited to share our latest newsmagazine! We distribute a regular newsletter to alumni, former and current faculty, current students, and friends of the department as a way of letting you know about all of the exciting things happening along the 800 block of West Franklin Street. Alumni are encouraged to complete our survey to share updates in future newsletters. view newsletter ...


Online Courses

Our department offers a variety of low-enrollment interactive online courses. Offerings vary by semester. In recent semesters, students have participated in online sections of introduction to psychology, social psychology, psychology of the abnormal, and child psychopathology, as well as a course on discovering the major.