BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DEPARTMENT AND MISSION
WELCOME! The Psychology Department at the University of North Dakota has a multidimensional mission to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education, student advisement at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels, teacher education for graduate students pursuing higher education positions, and a high level of faculty and student scholarship. The department also commits to efforts to enhance mental health care service delivery in underserved populations by underrepresented emerging professionals via our Indians in Psychology Doctoral Education (INPSYDE) clinical training program. We ultimately assume broad commitments to both university general education (providing service courses for between 1,800 and 2,000 students each semester) and psychology undergraduate training (> 400 majors and 150 minors). We maintain large graduate training commitments to our clinical Ph.D. (n = 38), experimental Ph.D. (n = 5), forensic M.S. (n = 8), and forensic M.A. (n > 60) doctoral and master's students. The department presently has 23 full-time faculty positions.
Students are admitted into one of four different training tracks in the Department of Psychology: Clinical Ph.D. program, General-Experimental Ph.D. program, Forensic M.S. program, or Forensic M.A. distance program. The department awards a MA degree in general psychology after completion of the thesis (and remaining curriculum requirements) for students enrolled in one of our two Ph.D. programs. UND does not offer a terminal master's degree in clinical or general experimental psychology. The department's graduate programs are designed for residential students who are enrolled full-time (part-time students are not admitted). The Ph.D. programs are scientifically-oriented and offer intensive training in the scholarly research and applied aspects of their areas. They are designed to produce respected scholars in the field as manifested in the generation of high quality research which is disseminated in lecturing, writing, and presentations. We also expect students to apply scientific findings in their respective area of specialization and to integrate scientific and applied activities as a method of further enhancing the quality of each.