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The Department of Psychology is focused on behavioral science contributions to health and health care.

Our faculty members are national and international leaders in research on areas such as HIV/AIDS, tobacco use, obesity and eating disorders, cancer, neuropsychological functioning, safety and violence, and community factors in health.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers a general program of study leading to the bachelor of arts degree in psychology. A psychology minor is available to students majoring in other disciplines.

The Department of Psychology also offers a PhD program with two tracks: Clinical (health psychology emphasis) and Experimental Health. For more information on either track of the PhD Program, please contact the Department of Psychology.

We have strong and active collaborations with important community partners such as Saint Luke’s Hospital, Cancer Institute, Mid America Heart Institute, KC Care Clinic, University of Kansas Medical Center, Truman Medical Centers and Calvary Community Outreach Network.

The Mission of the UMKC Department of Psychology is to:

  • Enhance public health through rigorous training of students within an interdisciplinary framework (education mission)
  • Provide an accessible resource for the integration of behavioral sciences and health research and healthcare (service mission)
  • Develop knowledge and enhance health outcomes through empirical research (research and evaluation mission)
  • Incorporate integrity and respect for human and intellectual diversity in all our activities (human mission)
  • Become a valued partner in the KC Life Sciences Initiative  


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Department of Psychology

5030 Cherry Street

Cherry Hall, Room 324

Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: 816.235.1318

Fax: 816.235.1062


Hours: Monday - Friday,
8 am - 5 pm