USC Psychology celebrates top national ranking

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USC Psychology celebrates top national ranking


Professor Mary Katsikitis

23 October 2017

The overall experience of students in USC’s Psychology program has been ranked the best of all public universities in Australia in that study field.

USC Professor of Psychology Mary Katsikitis said the category ranking in the 2018 Good Universities Guide was providing a wonderful boost for the discipline’s students, academics, professional staff and clinical partners in the community.

“We were delighted to learn that Psychology at USC won the top spot as well as five out of five stars when its overall student experience was compared to psychology programs across the nation,” she said.

USC Psychology also ranked five stars in the categories of teaching quality, learning resources and skills development.

The 2018 edition of the guide is the first to feature star ratings at a field of study level. A university receives five stars if it scores within the top 20 percent of universities in Australia for a particular field.

Professor Katsikitis said USC had award-winning, dedicated Psychology academics who acted on feedback provided by students and industry partners, ensuring quality degrees and optimal experiences.

“Put simply, we provide courses that students want to study,” she said.

“In the past three years, we have doubled the number of programs offered in Psychology and our combined degrees are attracting a lot of attention.

“We are active researchers in the field and enjoy partnering with our community to make this research count and help the people who need it most.”

The USC Psychology Clinic expanded its client services and student clinical placements in the past year after moving into USC’s world-class Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute at Birtinya.

Julie Schomberg

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