Welcome to the Psychology Department at Marshall University.  The Psychology Department is housed in Harris Hall on Marshall’s campus in Huntington, WV .  The Psychology Department also has offices and offers courses on the South Charleston Campus.

We offer an undergraduate program in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in either general psychology or with a clinical emphasis, and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on rural and under-served populations.

Psychology is the scientific study of human cognition, affect, behavior, and relationships. Psychologists seek to understand, predict and influence behavior through research into a wide range of issues that affect human functioning, including social, physiological, developmental, cognitive and emotional factors. Research methodology is central to the discipline, and all psychology majors learn about research strategies and methods of data analysis.

The psychology major earns a liberal arts BA degree while also preparing for a variety of post-baccalaureate options. These include:

*  graduate education in such fields as psychology, medicine, law or business

*  work in business, industry and organizations

*  work in mental health and social service settings.

Psychology Brown Bag Talks on select Fridays at 1:00pm in Harris Hall, Room 302. Each week, a stellar faculty member will present a topic related to the field of psychology. If you are not interested in psychology you will be after these talks. The schedule is below:

September 4th – Dr. Marianna Linz – What to do with a BA in Psychology

September 11th – Dr. Jon Day-Brown – Psychology as a Biological Science

September 18th – Dr. Pamela Mulder – Hypnosis and Hypnotic Susceptibility (90 minutes)

September 25th – Dr. Keith Beard – Preparing to Apply to the Psy.D. Program

October 2nd – Dr. Marc Lindberg – Developmental Psychopathology:  On the Origins of Addiction and Criminality

October 9th – Dr. Sandra Stroebel – Graduate Study in School Psychology

October 16th – Dr. Marty Amerikaner – The Hoffman Report: Psychologists’ Role in National Security Interrogations

October 23rd – Drs. Paige Muellerleile and Steve Mewaldt – Reproducibility of Psychological Science?

October 30th – Dr. Pamela Mulder – A  Simple Therapeutic Use of Biofeedback

November 6th – Dr. Keelon Hinton – Something AWESOME!!

November 13th – Dr. Jonathan Lent – Graduate Study in Counseling Psychology and a Discussion of Wellness/Self Care

December 4th – Dr. Brittany Canady – Psychology of Pain

If you would like more information on one of our programs you may browse our site for more detailed information, email us, or contact:

Undergraduate Program

Nancy Tresch-Reneau
PHONE:  304-696-6446
EMAIL:  tresch@marshall.edu


MA Program

Dr. Thomas Linz
PHONE:  304-746-8995
EMAIL:  tlinz@marshall.edu


PsyD Program

Dr. Keith Beard and/or Connie Zirkle
PHONE:  304-696-2781
EMAIL:  beard@marshall.edu 


Connie Zirkle
Program Assistant
PHONE: 304-696-2785
EMAIL:  zirkle@marshall.edu 


Nancy Tresch-Reneau
Administrative Secretary, Sr.
PHONE: 304-696-6446
EMAIL:  tresch@marshall.edu