Department of Psychology


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The Department of Psychology at Ambo University was established in the year 2011 as one of the department under the Institute of Education and Professional Studies with the overall objective of producing professionals, who can apply principles of Psychology to alleviate human problems, conduct research on psychology related issues and provide community service on pertinent areas to the field.

But it is under the Institute of Education and Behavioral Sciences since 2015/16.

The department has been running a BA and MA program for regular. In the past five plus years more than 300 students are graduated in regular program from the department.

The graduates are working in different regions and sectors on varied fields; and many of them are MA students in Ethiopia and abroad. Recently, the department has been running three postgraduate programs namely MA in Industrial/Organizational psychology, MA in Social psychology and MA in Educational Psychology.

In both levels, the department of psychology aimed to produce well equipped and trained professionals who applies principles, concepts, theories and practices of psychology and thereby meet the demands of governmental, nongovernmental, and private agencies; to carry out quality research on various psychological, educational and, social problems of the community and; to provide the necessary public services to individuals, institutions, and groups regarding problems and issues pertaining to the field of psychology.

In order to do so, the needs of different resources and facilities are beyond doubt. Accordingly, to run the program, psychology
department outfitted itself with qualified academicians with various academic statuses.

In addition to teaching and learning process, the department has been conducting so many solution-based community service researches and projects.

Vision Statement

  • Based on the vision of Ambo University, Department of Psychology aspires to be a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate and graduate education, where undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty establish close collaborations to learn the scientific principles of behavior and mental processes, to make significant contributions to the science and practice of psychology, and to produce professionals who serve the local, national, and global communities

 Mission statemen

  • The Department of Psychology aims at generating well-trained professionals that can address a range of psychosocial problems of the society.
  • Accordingly, the department has made need assessment on different stakeholders (both Governmental and Non-governmental organizations) working on various aspects of human affairs such as educational, health, psychosocial, moral and ethical, gender, and so on. To attain this mission, the department of psychology strives to accomplish these goals through excellence in teaching, research, community services, in graduate training and etc

Objectives of the department

  • The general objective of the department of psychology is to produce well equipped and trained
    professionals who applies psychology and thereby meet the demands of governmental,
    nongovernmental, and private agencies; to carry out quality research on various psychological,
    educational and, social problems of the community and; to provide the necessary public services
    to individuals, institutions, and groups regarding problems and issues pertaining to the field of
    psychology..


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