Welcome to the Department of Psychology!

Thank you for visiting the Department of Psychology at LSU and taking the time to get to know us. We are a vibrant, growing department with a history of excellence in research, teaching and service. We recently celebrated our 100-year anniversary as a department. I invite you to look around our site and see the many exciting activities that are taking place in our department.

Graduate Education

We have doctoral programs in five areas: Biological, Clinical, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Industrial/Organizational and School. It is one of the largest PhD program on campus, with 95 graduate students in Fall 2012. These programs attract highly qualified applicants and are among the most competitive on campus.


We have 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty, who are highly research productive. In 2012, faculty members had 124 published articles and book chapters. In 2012, the department received over 1.5 million dollars in awards and grants. Our research is supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, US Department of Education, National Institute of Aging, Carnegie Corporation, Spencer Foundation, Homeland Security, and the Army and Navy. Our faculty members have a strong history of collaboration across program areas, disciplines and institutions.

Undergraduate Education

In 2012-2013, over 3,564 students were enrolled in lecture classes in Psychology. We serve approximately 802 undergraduate majors and 400 minors. Understanding and participating in research are key components of the undergraduate and graduate training programs.


We have a strong history of service. Our Psychological Services Center provides mental health services to the community. Research from our faculty is applied to a wide variety of settings including education, mental health, gerontological services, industry, and the legal system. Finally, our faculty members serve the profession as journal editors, on editorial boards, or as members of state and national advisory panels.