The Department of Psychology and Counseling has a strong tradition of high quality undergraduate psychology education and rigorous professional training in mental healthcare. Founded in 1967, the Department of Psychology and Counseling is one of the largest and most diverse psychology departments in Arkansas.
Our undergraduate program encourages scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and independent research. Graduates are prepared for graduate work in psychology, social work, and counseling programs, or to pursue other professional careers.
Our graduate programs prepare students to become Licensed Psychologists, School Psychology Specialists, or Licensed Professional Counselors who provide evidence-based services for children, adults, and families in a variety of healthcare and educational settings.
See each program’s website for specific admissions procedures and application deadlines.
If you have questions about our programs, please contact the Student Services Advisor (501-852-0780 or email@example.com) or the Department Office (501-450-3193).
The Department Needs You!
The future of the Department of Psychology and Counseling depends, in part, on the financial support of alumni, parents,organizations, and other friends of the Department. With your contributions, we can continue our strong tradition of support for students and faculty as they seek to fulfill their professional goals. There are a number of ways to give to the Department including scholarships for current students.
Click here to learn more about each of our foundation funds and how you can contribute your support.
News and Current Events
Cory Cobb awarded Psi Chi Fellowship: Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Cory Cobb, has been named 1 of the 8 national awardees for the Psi Chi 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship. This award includes $3,000.00 to support his graduate education. Dr. Dong Xie is Cory's faculty advisor and dissertation chair.
School Psychology program ranked in Top 50: Best Counseling Degrees recently announced their rankings for doctoral programs in School Psychology. The top 50 programs in the US were ranked based on pass rates of the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP). UCA's School Psychology program was ranked 34th. Complete rankings can be found at http://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net/best/doctoral-programs-school-psychology/.
Kendra Anderson wins APA award: Counseling Psychology doctoral student, Kendra Anderson, has been awarded the Diversity Research Award from the American Psychological Association Division 41 (Psychology and Law) for her dissertation research, "African American Male Inmates and Racial and Ethic Identity: Risk and Protective Factors." This is a nationally competitive award and includes $1,000 to fund her study. Dr. Femina Varghese is her Dissertation Chairperson.