The Department of Psychological Sciences represents the combined strengths of the fields of psychology and communication sciences. We offer two undergraduate majors: Psychology and Communication Sciences, as well as two minors: Psychology and Communication for Heath Professionals. Students can tailor their experience to meet their own career and educational goals. This can be accomplished in many ways, including through independent studies and experiential learning opportunities with faculty, honors Capstone projects, and Pathways. Pathways provides student with guidance to structure coursework based on their specific career interests. Pathways include Clinical, Lifespan Development, Pre-Health, Neuroscience, and Research. Students may chooses several Pathways that meet their needs.

We also provide graduate programs, including a masters in Communication Sciences, and three Ph.D. programs: Communication Sciences, Clinical Psychology, and Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS). Our Ph.D. students conduct cutting edge research, learn effective and engaging pedagogical skills, and those in Clinical Psychology and Communication Sciences programs learn to provide empirically supported treatments in a variety of settings.


Come see undergraduate students present their research at Intersections on Friday, December 7th 12:00-2:45pm at Tinkham Veale University Center.

Calling Applicants for the Hollander Capstone Award

Submission Deadline: April 5th, 2019 Applicants for this award must be working on a psychologically-relevant, data-based Capstone project within the Department of Psychological Sciences (Psychology and Communications Sciences Programs). Completed or nearly-completed projects are acceptable. For consideration, applicants should submit the following materials: A 1- to 2-page (single-spaced) description of...

Dr. Overholser publishes new book

Dr. Jim Overholser recently published his new book, The Socratic Method of Psychotherapy. In this book, Dr. Overholser talks about cognitive therapy and the use of the Socratic Method as a method of self-exploration. This book is a wonderful read for clinicians and students alike!

Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Grant (PSURG) Applications Due Feb 15

Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Grant (PSURG) PSURG is a summer research program for CWRU undergraduate students in biology, chemistry, and the social sciences (especially psychological sciences, sociology and anthropology). Students must be on campus and actively conducting research during the entire 10 week program, which runs from May 28 to August...

Schubert Center Welcomes Dr. Anastasia Dimitropoulos at Research Director

The Schubert Center for child policy and research recently announced that Dr. Anastasia Dimitropoulos will be leading the center's research initiatives as the new Research Director.  Congratulations Dr. Dimitropoulos!

US News Ranks Speech-Language Pathologists Among the Top 100 Best Jobs

US News recently ranked Speech-Language Pathologists as # 18 in their Best Health Care Jobs and #23 in 100 Best Jobs.  They also reported that The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 25,900 new speech-language pathologist jobs opening up between 2016 and 2026.  That's 25,900 more reasons...

Undergraduates: SOURCE Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences grant deadlines approaching

Undergraduate students, are you doing a research project or volunteer internship program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences this summer? Apply for SOURCE Arts, Humanities, and Social Science grants. Applications are due the Friday before spring break at 11:59 PM.   Go to this website for more information: