Welcome to the Department of Psychology at West Chester University

The Department offers M.A. programs in three concentrations: Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, and General.

The Department has a rich mixture of faculty with both theoretical and applied research interests. Early in your program you should talk with a variety of faculty to learn their research interests, particularly if you plan to conduct a thesis or pursue doctoral work. Many faculty welcome graduate students as research collaborators.

Unfortunately, only a limited number of research assistantships are available, so the Department cannot financially support all students who are interested in conducting research. However, research experience of any kind (e.g., volunteer, thesis work) at West Chester will teach you more about your field of study and it will constitute a valuable component of your application credentials for more advanced study. West Chester M.A. recipients have pursued doctoral work at many fine universities, including: Yale, Penn State, The New School for Social Research, Virginia Tech, University of Pennsylvania, Temple, University of Delaware, Western Michigan University, Widener University, Kent State University, Bowling Green (Ohio), Immaculata College, Bryn Mawr, C.U.N.Y., Louisiana State University, Washington State University, Ohio University, University of Virginia, Pepperdine University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Chestnut Hill College. In addition, Department alumni are employed in numerous area agencies, businesses, hospitals, industries, and universities.

The faculty of the Department of Psychology wish you a productive career at West Chester University. Do not hesitate to contact your advisor, the Graduate Coordinator, or the Department Chair if you have any questions about the Department.