Welcome to the MTSU Psychology Department

The mission of the psychology department at MTSU is to promote student personal and professional success by providing the best possible academic experience in and out of the classroom. As a department, we offer 3 majors leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, 6 minors, 5 graduate programs leading to the M.A. degree, and an Ed.S., degree in School Psychology. We presently serve approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and nearly 200 graduate students. 

The Psychology major, our most popular major, is a 38-hour program designed for students who have a variety of career goals and interests.

The second major, PreGraduate Psychology, is a 41-hour concentration designed for students who plan to pursue graduate education in Ph.D. psychology programs or research-intensive masters programs. Students must formally apply and be admitted to this program their sophomore or junior year.

The third major, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, is a 46- hour program designed to (a) prepare students for entry-level positions in human resource departments of business and industries and (b) provide a background for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, or related fields.

Effective Fall 2014, all new students to the major (new freshman, new transfer students, change of major students) will be required to meet candidacy requirements before being fully accepted into a psychology major.

Effective Fall 2019, psychology majors interested in the MT Engage program at MTSU can satisfy their requirements through the MT Engage Psychology Major Pathway. Questions about this pathway or the MT Engage sophomore ePortfolio can be directed to Dr. Michelle Boyer-Pennington.

Additionally, the department offers M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and a Pre-Specialist in Education: School Psychology. An Ed.S degree is offered in School Psychology.

The department main office is located in the Academic Classroom Building, Suite 240. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main office number (615) 898-2706, and the fax number is (615) 898-5027.

We welcome the opportunity to share information about our department and hope that you will contact us with your comments and questions about our programs.

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