Welcome to the Department of Psychology website at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)! We are pleased for you to visit our website and to learn more about our various academic offerings and other programs supported by this Department. The Department's undergraduate program is one of the largest majors at UAB. We have an excellent honors program for qualified students planning to further their education in graduate school.
There are three graduate programs within the department: Medical Clinical Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience. The range of faculty expertise and their research interests enhance the scope of these programs. www.soph.uab.edu/hcop
During their first year, graduate students are supported by a graduate school fellowship which provides a stipend plus waiver of tuition and fees. After the first year, students have access to a variety of funding opportunities to which they can apply, including teaching, research, and clinical assistantships, some of which may also offer tuition support. Students also have numerous opportunities for training in a variety of research and clinical clerkships which would provide exposure to different populations.
The Taub Therapy ClinicCivitan International Research CenterThe Center for Research on Applied Gerontology
Psychology is a highly interdisciplinary endeavor and this is reflected in the faculty's individual laboratories. Research in the department utilizes this diversity of endeavors to expand the growth of our research laboratories which are examples of a bold effort to cultivate and maintain an exciting environment of change that is challenging to our students and also to our faculty. Active research laboratories include the Youth Development Lab (Mrug), UAB Youth Safety Lab (Schwebel), UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention (Stavrinos), Cognition, Brain, and Autism Lab (Kana), IMPACT Lab (Integrative Models of Pain and Addiction for Comprehensive Therapeutics – Sorge), Biobehavioral Pain Research Laboratory (Goodin), and Social Science Research Lab (Turan).
We are positioned at the forefront of institutions that can advance discoveries along the full continuum of translational science—from laboratories to clinics to public health and policy arenas.
In closing, I hope that you find the information on this website informational and readily useful. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
Karlene K. Ball, Ph.D.
University Professor and Chairperson