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"I was attracted to IIT by the quality of the programs offered and the various opportunities that were available to me as an undergraduate." - Wudasse Berke, student

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology!

Who Are We?

We are committed to training the next generation of psychologists from a perspective that integrates science and practice.

We are actively contributing to research in several broad areas of human behavior including: attitudes toward people with disabilities , communication in social networks, depression, developmental issues, eating disorders and body image, infant mental health, health behaviors, leadership, organizational training, personnel selection, quantitative research methods, school-to-work transitions, social support, stigma, test development, and more.

Our Faculty

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, our faculty members maintain vibrant and active research labs, are the recipients of federally funded research awards, serve on editorial boards of prestigious scientific journals, are invited to deliver presentations across the nation and around the world.

Our Students

Our students work with our faculty in ongoing research, present their work at regional and national conferences, and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. 

Take Wudasse Berke, for example, who is majoring in psychology and has a minor in architecture. "The combination of pscyhology and architecture gives me insight into how people experience their environment, especially a designed one," she said. "I was attracted to IIT by the quality of the programs offered and the various opportunities that were available to me as an undergraduate." 

Our Alumni

The graduates from the Department of Psychology are a distinguished group. Our alumni include individuals who have excelled in academic and scientific professions, achieved recognition as leaders in the local, regional, national, and international business communities, and remained closely connected to Illinois Tech.

Get to Know Us

We firmly believe that the study of human behavior has tremendous scientific and practical significance and are deeply committed to creating an environment that fosters innovations in psychological education, research, and service.

Please visit the other pages on our website to learn more about our people and programs.