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Doctoral Minor in Interpersonal Relationships Research (IREL)

The minor in interpersonal relationships research provides doctoral students at the University of Minnesota with broad theoretical and methodological foundations for research on behavioral interaction patterns between two persons and the impact of these interactions. A recently recognized and rapidly advancing multidisciplinary field of scientific inquiry, the roots of interpersonal relationships research lie in psychology, sociology, family studies, communication, and nursing. The program brings together faculty and students active in research on interpersonal relationships from eight University departments and schools.


Curriculum and program requirements, University Catalogs


Admission requirements

The doctoral minor program in interpersonal relationships research is open to doctoral students who have been admitted a doctoral program in a degree-granting college at the University of Minnesota.

Application procedures

Program applications and further information are available from:

Director of the IREL Program
Department of Psychology
S354 Elliott Hall
University of Minnesota
75 E. River Road, Minneapolis, MN  55455-0344
Telephone: 612-626-0025

June 2008