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 Health 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 choose 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.

Department News and Highlights

Spartan Showcase: Helena Lin May 6, 2022

Major: Psychology and Biochemistry Year: Third year With her sights set on veterinary school, Helena Lin intended to major in biology or biochemistry when she first began her studies at Case Western Reserve University. She gradually realized that becoming a vet was just a childhood dream that originated from her love for...

Second-Year Stefani Garcia receives scholarship and summer research opportunity

Stefani Garcia is a second-year Emerging Scholar Student and IMPACT Fellow majoring in communication sciences with a minors in Spanish and studio art, studying to be a bilingual speech pathologist. Originally, Garcia came to Case Western Reserve University to study computer science, but when she realized that wasn’t where her...

Psychology’s Rita Obeid calls attention to the psychological consequences of Lebanon’s economic crisis

Rita Obeid, instructor in the department of psychology at Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences, collaborated with Sabine Saade, professor of psychology at the American University of Beirut, to discuss the impact of Lebanon’s economic crisis on the nation’s psychological well-being in a recently published article.“An...

Participate in CWRU research study on gaslighting

You are invited to participate in Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychological Sciences’ research study about your personal experiences with gaslighting and emotional manipulation. More specifically, this study investigates experiences you have had in your personal relationships where you have felt invalidated or your sense of reality has...

PTSD Depression Research Study Offering Therapy

The PTSD Treatment and Research Program at Case Western Reserve University is looking for people ages 18-65 who have experienced a stressful life event and are experiencing symptoms of PTSD or depression. Such stressors might include sexual assault, physical assault, a bad accident, loss of a job, or military...

Parents and caregivers invited to participate in a research study at CWRU

Are you a parent/caregiver who wants to contribute to scientific research? If yes, and your child is between the ages of 6-18 years old, please consider helping researchers at Case Western Reserve University. About the study: Your involvement will be approximately 45-60 minutes, and is completely virtual. You will be...

Interviews with teens to assess clarity of research survey

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are looking for teens ages 14-17 to review a survey for a project called the Development of an Affirming Group Therapy for LGBTQIA+ Adolescents: Phase 1, and let the researchers know if it is confusing. The process should take no more than 5-10...

Project DRAMA study for adolescents

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are looking for teens ages 14-17 who struggle with anxiety in social situations, constant worries and/or depression to participate in a study. The goal of this study is to learn more about the effectiveness of an improv group course helping adolescents with elevated anxiety...

 

Application deadlines for the 2022-23 cycle:

Clinical Psychology PhD December 1, 2022

Developmental Cognitive & Affective Sciences PhD December 1, 2022

Developmental Psychology MA January 15, 2023

Communication Sciences MA January 1, 2023

Communication Sciences PhD April 1, 2023

Questions? We’d love to hear from you! psychsciences@case.edu