Graduate Study


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

Programs of Study

Students apply for admission to either the clinical or experimental program, but may choose to complete a track. Students admitted to the program in clinical psychology may select a health, child, or quantitative track. Students admitted to the program in experimental psychology may select a cognitive, health, industrial/organizational, quantitative, or social specialization. For more information, please see:




Porter Hall

The Department of Psychology is housed in Porter Hall, which underwent large-scale renovation from 1992 to 1993. 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 sq. ft. 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 alone has two computer labs. The larger, containing 30 computers, is used for classroom instruction and research. A second smaller lab, containing 8 computers, is for the exclusive use of the department's graduate students. Computers can also be found in a variety of other locations throughout the department, including research labs and offices. The department's computers are connected to an ethernet local area network that provides users access to the university's wide area network, as well as the internet. The entire university offers wireless connections to the internet.