In our 2010 Program Review Report, the external review committee stated that:  “. . . The UT Arlington Psychology Department has the potential to be a vibrant program that will be a jewel in the crown of the University . . . that will contribute to achieving the Tier-One status for the University…”

The Department of Psychology is committed to achieving this Tier I status goal and will also continue to increase our efforts in the following areas:

  • Maintain our outstanding undergraduate training program.  We currently have approximately 500 undergraduate psychology majors (second only to Biology in the College of Science).  Our program has been rated as the best in the North Texas area by the Carnegie Foundation.  Many of our Faculty have also won prestigious teaching awards, such as the UT Regents’  Outstanding Teaching Award, the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and the UT Arlington College of Science’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

  • Simultaneously maintain our outstanding graduate training program.  We graduate an average of 10 Masters and 10 Ph.D. students each year.  The vast majority of these graduates are hired by businesses, professional/research organizations or take jobs in academia.  For example, some of our recent graduates are in highly visible academic institutions such as: UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; the University of Washington, Seattle; UC San Francisco;  the University of Rochester;  M. D. Anderson Medical Center; the Uniformed Services University Health Science Center, Bethesda; and Texas State University.

  • We will continue to comply with the UT Board of Regents’ call for more close research collaboration among UT Arlington, UT Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.  We are actively collaborating with many departments and investigators at these institutions, as well as at UNT Health Sciences Center, Ft. Worth, UNT, Denton, SMU and TCU.

  • We will continue to increase our extramural research grant funding.  We had over $3 million during the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • We will continue to strengthen our Ph.D. Program’s three specialty tracks in: (1) Health Psychology/Neuroscience; (2) Psychological Sciences (e.g., social psychology/personality, learning and memory, developmental, cognition, etc.); and (3) Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

  • We plan to further develop two new Centers in the Department: (1) The Center of Excellence for the Study of Health and Chronic Illnesses; and (2) The Center for Industrial/Organization Psychology.

  • We will continue to hire “top notch” Faculty for our Department who have both national – and international – reputations as outstanding scientists.