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Department Initiatives

Applied Psychology

Department Scholarships

Student scholarships honor Applied Psychology masters and doctoral students who have achieved distinction in various areas of psychological research, practice, or dedication to the department. All masters and doctoral students are invited and encouraged to submit applications for all applicable scholarships during the Fall term.

Please visit the scholarship application site for the most up-to-date information about current scholarship and award opportunities.

View past winner videos on our YouTube page. 

Q.U.E.S.T Program

The Applied Psychology QUEST Program seeks to increase the opportunities for underrepresented students of color to get into doctoral degree programs in applied psychology by providing an 8-summer research-intensive. Students receive research mentorship and workshops about graduate school admissions. 

Social Justice Programming

Professional Development

We encourage all students to consider the activities listed below as an integral part of your professional socialization. These activities will get your work known and help you to begin to establish important network ties. All of these can be critical to your future marketability and job success.

Psych Café

Psych Café provides students with an opportunity for learning and sharing about your exciting work and engaging in informal dialogue with peers and faculty.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Show your dedication and service to the Department of Applied Psychology by becoming a student leader. Below are a number of ways students from all levels to get involved.



  • HDSI Grad Society
  • SCA


  • Department Writing Group
  • APA Student Ambassadors (Multiple divisions) 
  • Program Service Committees 
  • Student Advisory Committees
  • Colloquium Committees
  • Course Assistants
  • QUEST Mentors
  • APUG Research Conference Mentors