University of Chicago

Division of the Social Sciences

Psychology

Address:

Wieboldt Hall 205A,1050 E. 59th Street

Pick Hall 301

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

Phone:

773-702-1722

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Originally founded as the Laboratory of Psychology in 1893, the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago has been for a century a leading center of scholarship, research and teaching in psychology and related fields. Among its distinguished faculty and students have been James Rowland Angell, John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, John B. Watson, the founder of behaviorism, L. L. Thurstone, a pioneer in psychological measurement, and Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize winner for his work in cerebral lateralization. The present Department of Psychology is organized into specialized programs that reflect the contemporary state of the discipline as well as the wide-ranging interests of its own faculty. These programs are: -Cognition -Developmental Psychology -Integrative Neuroscience -Social Psychology Consistent with the interdisciplinary traditions of the University of Chicago, many faculty members serve on more than one of the department's programs. The interdisciplinary character of the University is further reflected in the close connections the Department of Psychology maintains with other departments in the University. The department's faculty and students participate in courses, colloquia, workshops and joint research ventures with scholars in related departments including anthropology, biology, computer science, education, linguistics, and philosophy, and in the University's professional schools of business, public policy, law, medicine, and social service administration.

Accreditation:

Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL scores of at least 26 in each section.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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