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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. 

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Social Justice Programming

Each academic program within the department has its own series of social justice programming that cover a range of topics related to the areas of power and privilege, equity and inclusion, destigmatizing mental health, and critical consciousness in psychology. These Series that explored the intersection of the arts and psychology through workshops, film screenings, and professionals who use art and music to support positive wellness outcomes within the community.

APUG Program 

  • Creative Arts & Therapy Panel
  • Movies for Mental Health 
  • Social Activism Series

MA Counseling Programs

  • Diversity Dialogues 
  • Power in Presence
  • SAFAR (Student Allies Fighting Against Racism)

Doctoral Programs

  • Diversity Dialogues 
  • Program Colloquiums 
  • The Graduate School Diversity Initiative (GSDSI)
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Professional and 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.

We also support students through professional development travel awards. The Applied Psychology Professional Development Awards fund skill-building activities such as conference presentations, workshops, and trainings. The awards are designed to defray travel costs and registration fees for these experiences.

APUG Program

Masters Programs

  • International Student Facebook Group
  • SCA

Doctoral Programs

  • APUG Research Conference Mentors 
  • APA Student Ambassadors (Multiple divisions) 
  • Colloquium Committees
  • Course Assistants
  • Department Writing Group
  • Program Service Committees 
  • Student Advisory Committees
  • QUEST Mentors
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Q.U.E.S.T Program

The Applied Psychology QUEST Program seeks to increase underrepresented students' opportunities to get into applied psychology doctoral degree programs by providing a 10-summer research-intensive. Students receive research mentorship and workshops about graduate school admissions.