Diversity in psychology


The Department of Psychology is committed to educating students and conducting research on a variety of diversity related topics.

The Department hosts an annual Diversity in Psychology Conference dedicated to preparing and recruiting students from under-represented backgrounds to doctoral psychology programs. We host colloquia and workshops covering diversity-related topics.  The department offers a graduate certificate in Multicultural Awareness and Professional Integration.

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are currently conducting cutting-edge research on diversity related topics, such as Latino Mental Health and Well-being, Gender issues, Sexual identity and orientation, and race and racism.


The 7th Annual Diversity in Psychology Research Conference is on Saturday October 8th 2016, 9:30-3:00. Registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you have questions about the event, please contact Dr. Astrida Kaugars (astrida.kaugars@marquette.edu).

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 8, 2016

9:30-10 a.m. Check-in (with continental breakfast) and Poster Set-Up

10-10:30 a.m.
Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School
Marquette University Graduate School Staff

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Creating a Great Application to Clinical Psychology Programs
Stephen M. Saunders, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Marquette
University Department of Psychology

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch and Diversity in Psychology Poster Presentations

1-1:45 p.m.
Keynote Address: Addressing Minority Stress Processes to Promote Healthy Outcomes for LGBT Populations Nicholas Heck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Marquette University Department of

1:45 p.m. Announcement of Poster Awards

2-3 p.m. Graduate Student Q&A Panel: Does Life Continue in Graduate School?


Contact the Psychology Department

If you have questions about clinical services, please call the Center for Psychological Services at (414) 288-3487.

Location: Cramer Hall, 317
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 288-7218
Fax: (414) 288-5333
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