Department of Psychology and Health Sciences

As demographic changes in American society combine with transformation in the healthcare industry, demand for qualified professionals in the field continues to grow. The Department of Psychology and Health Sciences is working to meet this demand by providing a professional education to students seeking careers in nuclear medicine technology and in health services administration.

Students benefit from fully equipped laboratories and a curriculum delivered by professional faculty with a wide variety of experience in the field. Graduates become leaders of healthcare institutions throughout the region and beyond.

Psychology is a dynamic and growing major at Robert Morris University. 96% of Psychology B.S. grads over the past 3 years report working or in grad school full time.  100% of Psychology graduates 2013-15 who are in graduate school report that it is one of their top two choices, and for 90% of them it was their first choice.

There are numerous avenues for student engagement in psychology at Robert Morris. The Psychology Club at RMU provides opportunities for students interested in psychology to explore their passions for the field.  The  Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference gives students the opportunity to present research annually. Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, has an active student chapter at RMU (additional information, including their newsletters, may be found on the RMU Chapter of PSI CHI webpage). Every year RMU Psychology students put on an event for high school students that explores different areas of psychology, an event called “Psychology in a Box.”

The Early Law School Admission Program at RMU provides high-performing students who desire to go to law school the opportunity to complete three years of undergraduate work at Robert Morris University followed by three years of law school, known as a 3+3 program.

The Psychology program is advised by an Advisory Board  of local professionals. 

Program Title Degree Availability
Academic Program - Undergraduate
Health Services Administration B.S. B.S. Available - Online
Psychology B.S. (Clinical Psychology) B.S. Available - On Campus
Psychology B.S. (General Psychology) B.S. Available - On Campus
Psychology B.S. (Sport Psychology) B.S. Available - On Campus
Academic Program - Graduate
Counseling Psychology M.S. M.S. Available - On Campus
Health Services Administration M.S. M.S. Available - Online

Department Head

Samantha J. Monda, Ph.D.
Samantha J. Monda, Ph.D.

Department Head, Psychology and Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
Sport and exercise psychology, counseling, student-athlete development
412-397-6036 phone