Department Info

Welcome to the UTA Department of Psychology!

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a top quality educational experience. We would like to encourage you to explore the department and learn more about our degree plans and faculty research interests. The diversity of the department’s research interests provides a number of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable hands-on experience.

The Department of Psychology at UTA is located in the thriving and booming Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters, and growing. The department was founded in 1959, first offering a Bachelor of Arts degree, then a Bachelor of Science degree in 1969. In 1971, our graduate program was established which now includes three broad focal research areas: psychological sciences, health psychology/neuroscience, and industrial-organizational psychology. We also emphasize training in quantitative methods in each of these areas in order to ensure that students have a high level of sophistication as they embark on careers as scientists and practitioners. Our faculty are leading researchers in such areas as bullying, creativity and innovation, stress, pain, addictive behaviors, and the use of technology in organizations.

A degree in psychology can open the door to many exciting careers. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked psychology at No. 2 on their list of Best Science Jobs. Our talented alumni have found employment in such organizations as Texas Instruments, AT&T, PepsiCo, Deloitte Consulting, UT Southwestern, UT Tyler, UNT Dallas, Cook Children’s Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and many more.

We look forward to providing you with excellent student training and research opportunities as we work to advance science and discovery. Please explore our site and contact us to learn more!


Dr. Perry N. Fuchs,

Professor of Psychology and Department Chair