School of Psychology

About Us

Psychology is a diverse discipline, grounded in science, aimed to understand human behavior. While some are basic researchers who develop and test theories, others apply the discipline’s scientific knowledge to help people, organizations, and communities. Whether you’re interested in educational, behavioral, or applied psychology, we have a program for you.

Why Study at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students, which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

What You Will Learn

  • The core knowledge and principles of psychology
  • Develop skills in research and statistics
  • Think analytically, logically, and creatively
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively according to the standards of the discipline
  • Foster increased understanding of diverse populations
  • Enhance professional growth and development
Psychologists differ considerably in what we do because the field encompasses a wide range of human activities.

Careers in Psychology

Earning a degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities:


Forensic Psychology

Sport & Exercise Psychology

Scholarship Opportunities

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Be a current EWU graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) program in the School of Psychology
  • Be in good standing in the program, including a 3.0 GPA and successful completion of all sequential courses at the time of selection
  • Meet one (1) of the following requirements, listed in priority order:
    • a. Have served on active duty in any branch of the US Military and received an honorable discharge, or is currently in the National Guard or an active reserve unit. The former can be documented with a DD214 and the latter by a letter from the
      student’s unit commanding officer;
    • b. Be the biological or adopted child or spouse of a veteran as described above;
    • Be the first person in their immediate family of origin to attend any college.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • The $1000 Len Stern Research Award was developed to support students pursuing research to prepare for graduate school/an academic career
  • Applicants must be juniors, majoring in Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology, or Health Psychology

Application Deadline:  4th Friday in May each year


Requirements & Guidelines:

  • The Award is to support student research involvement including archival or new data collection
  • Two $250 grants will be awarded
  • Open to sophomore and junior standing  School of Psychology majors
  • Funds may be used to cover research costs and/or travel to a conference

Application Deadline:  4th Friday in May each year



Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in behavioral health programs including Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Addiction Studies, or earning a Behavioral Health Support Certificate.
  • Recipients must also meet at least one of these following requirements:
    • Demonstrated financial need, with preference to those with financial need outside of Pell Grant eligibility
    • First-generation college student
    • Non-traditional student
    • Come from an underserved or underrepresented community

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must be a graduate student majoring in Psychology
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Must be a graduate student working toward an advanced degree in counseling
  • Must demonstrate past or present volunteer or paid experience in a social service agency and/or be able to articulate career goals in the counseling profession

The EWU General Scholarship Application for academic year 2024-2025 is now closed.

Apply Here

External Scholarships

The Evoke Neuroscience Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals, valued at $1,000, honors and supports dedicated individuals in the mental health field. Through an essay contest, we seek to amplify insights, ideas, and experiences related to cognitive health, fostering knowledge exchange among professionals. If you’re a mental health practitioner committed to improving lives, we invite you to join us in advancing cognitive well-being through education and innovation.

This scholarship is available for students in the United States who are currently enrolled in a university or high school students who have plans to attend a university to study mental health.  The scholarship is meant to help a deserving student with scholarship funding who wishes to become a mental health professional.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2024.

Application Instructions