The Department of Psychological Sciences, represents the combined strengths of the fields of psychology and communication sciences. Approved by Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees and effective January 1, 2011, this distinctive new department was formed by merging the Department of Psychology’s and the Department of Communication Science’s faculty, staff, research, and undergraduate and graduate training programs. The department offers:


  • Communication Sciences major and minor
  • Psychology major and minor
  • Health Communications minor



  • M.A. program in speech-language pathology CAA accredited through 2016
  • Ph.D. program in clinical psychology accredited by the APA
  • Ph.D. program in communication sciences
  • Ph.D. program in experimental psychology


Program In

The program in psychology offers the combined advantages of a strong liberal arts college and a major research university. There are classes in all major areas of the Psychology field. We encourage close student-faculty relationships and offer many opportunities for individualized study and research. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are enhanced by our research and clinical partnerships with mental health and medical institutions in University Circle and throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

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Program In
Communication Sciences

The program in communication sciences prepares undergraduate and graduate students to address broad issues of human communication processes and disorders. We provide a comprehensive foundation in normal and disordered human communication and combine it with innovative interdisciplinary experiences that capitalize on the extensive resources of the University and adjacent medical community. The program is housed in the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center (, representing a strong partnership in training, research and service.

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Dr. Lee Thompson, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

Kori Kosek
Department Assistant
Department of Psychological Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Mather Memorial Building, room 103
Cleveland, OH 44106-7123
216-368-2686; 216-368-4891 (fax)

Kellie Shaffer
Department Assistant
Department of Psychological Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, room 333
11635 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7154
216-368-2470; 216-368-6078 (fax)



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