If you’re looking for a major that is interesting and practical, consider psychology. You’ll learn how to use the scientific method to study people’s behavior and thought processes. Because you will learn psychological principles, critical thinking and effective oral and written communication, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers. At MSUM, you’ll learn from and collaborate with knowledgeable, student-centered faculty and get hands-on experience working in well-equipped facilities designed just for students like you.
Research is embedded in the curriculum. You’ll have abundant opportunities to work closely with faculty on research topics that are important to you.
Conduct experiments in our diverse, well-equipped psychology labs and work side-by-side with professors who specialize in various psychology emphases.
Learning opportunities beyond the classroom are highly emphasized, including joining organizations like Psi Chi and Psychology Club, or joining our Psychology Learning Community.
The Red River Psychology Conference is a student-centered, professional meeting that provides students in the tri-college area and beyond with a valuable opportunity for professional presentation and review of their work.
Showcase your work by attending and presenting at local, regional and national conferences.
Psychology Student Success Stories
When school psychology graduate student Elli Stevenson’s educational experience turned upside down last March 2020, she moved back home to Hayti, S.D., where she lived with her parents and four younger siblings. At the time, she was developing her graduate project around a behavior intervention at a Moorhead school.
Alex Gallagher knew from the positive experience on her campus tour and Preview Day she would succeed academically, personally and professionally at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Churches United for the Homeless’ weekly Art Club for kids has become a COVID-19 success story thanks to MSUM senior art education and psychology student, Paige Busby.