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The department focuses on several areas representing key strengths in our undergraduate and graduate curricula, as well as research interests of our faculty:

Student Perspectives on Attending the University of Rhode Island

Why do students pursue graduation training in psychology at URI? We asked our current graduate students what they enjoy most about their graduate studies at URI and here is what they said:

  • "The research passion of Psychology Department faculty"
  • "Diversity (age, ethnicity, experience) of fellow graduate students"
  • "Ours is a close knit program and department"
  • "The accessibility and friendliness of professors"
  • "I love the environment of the program. Faculty are welcoming, warm, and supportive "
  • "Faculty engage students to think critically and participate fully in all learning activities"
  • "Supportiveness of fellow students, the students collaborate in helping each other learn and survive graduate school"
  • "There is a lot of interaction of students and faculty across programs and departments"
  • "The price of tuition."

    Note: The 2007 Barron's Best Buys in College Education lists the University as one of 247 best buys in higher education that combine price with quality.

  • "Teaching opportunities available to graduate students"
  • "Beautiful campus and quad with new buildings, a rural atmosphere, and a great location near beaches, as well as quick train rides to Boston and NYC"
  • "The neighborhoods and areas surrounding the URI campus"
  • "The four seasons of the year"

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