Students in a psychology class at Detroit Mercy.

If you're fascinated by the motivations behind what people do and want to learn more about human behavior and development University of Detroit Mercy's Psychology programs offer minor, major, master's and graduate opportunities. Led by distinguished faculty, our students learn about the theories of human behavior, cognition and development. At the graduate level, students put that knowledge into practice, with practicum internship experiences and opportunities at the Detroit Mercy Psychology Clinic.





Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy’s Psychology Department offers programs from that can guide you from bachelor’s to master’s to doctorate.
  • Detroit Mercy’s Psychology Clinic provides both a valuable community resource, serving approximately 300 individuals annually, and a clinical experience for our doctoral students under the supervision of licensed specialists.
  • Psi Chi is the International Graduate and Undergraduate Honor Society in Psychology. Psi Chi was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology.
  • Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work on research projects with graduate students.
  • The doctoral program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association.
  • Detroit Mercy's School Specialist degree has received full approval by the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Small class sizes mean plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, our graduates receive a well-rounded education that instills the values of ethics, awareness of social justice and a firm foundation in the field.

Your Boundless Future

Psychology majors go into a wide variety of professions, including psychotherapy, community service management, genetics counseling, human resources, industrial/organizational psychology, arbitration, mediation, corrections treatment and probation monitoring.

Graduate students enjoy careers including sports psychology, human resources management, criminal psychology and engineering psychology, while many Ph.D. graduates go on to become psychologists or teach at a university.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for these professions.


Contact Info

Linda Slowik, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor

Featured Alumna

Donita Burk '14

“Through this program, I’ve broadened my skillset with an intense study of human behavior in my coursework—and also by being around people, both students and teachers, who are different from me. This has opened my eyes to the world and helped me gain a new perspective.”

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