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Psychology Graduate Degrees

Experimental Psychology Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Major Areas of Study

Psychological Science M.S.


Graduate Research

Courses & Resources

The Psychology Department at Ohio University was established in 1922. The department has offered the master's degree since 1930 and the Ph.D. since 1965. Today, the department offers Ph.D. programs in both clinical and experimental psychology.

Students apply for admission to either the clinical or experimental program, but may choose to complete a major area of study.

Porter Hall

The Psychology Department is housed in Porter Hall. It affords space for teaching and research, as well as offices for all faculty and graduate students. Research facilities have been greatly enhanced with the completion in 2008 of the Porter Hall Addition, an adjoining 28,000 square-foot structure.

Computer Facilities

Computer facilities both within the department and throughout the university are extensive and readily available to students and faculty at no cost. The department has two computer labs. The larger, containing 30 computers, is used for classroom instruction and research. A second smaller lab, containing eight computers, is for the exclusive use of the department's graduate students. Computers also can  be found in a variety of other locations throughout the department, including research labs and offices. The department's computers are connected to a local area network that provides users access to the university's wide area network, as well as the internet. The entire university offers wireless internet connections.

Graduate Student Housing

On Campus

Ample campus housing is available for single students in the graduate residence halls and for married students in the married student housing complexes.

Off Campus

Private housing and local apartment complexes provide additional housing for those who wish to live off campus.

Life in Athens


The university is located in Athens, approximately 75 miles southeast of Columbus in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. It adjoins the Appalachian Mountain region and enjoys the benefits of a heavily wooded countryside. Athens is a small college town; more than half of its inhabitants are members of the university community.

Cultural Opportunities

The university provides much of the cultural activity in the area, including the Performing Arts Series of music and dance performances, an excellent theater series, and a host of performances from the College of Fine Arts in art, music, and dance. The School of Film sponsors an International Film Festival each spring, and there also are two other film series, one popular and one for lovers of art films.

Outdoor Pursuits

Sports range from intercollegiate (16 teams) to club sports to intramural and informal activities. Backpacking, camping, canoeing, bicycling, and jogging are especially popular.