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.


Rural Voices Conference 








Welcome our 2018 PsyD cohort







November 2017 Advocating in Washington, DC

Carrie Dean, Ashley Sansone, and Sarah Reynolds, along with Marshall Faculty and Staff Members, Marianna Linz and Amy Saunders, advocated in Washington DC this week.  They advocated for Rural Behavioral Health Care and reducing barriers to graduate education.  They also presented information to a congressional briefing panel regarding rural behavioral health needs  and the importance of maintaining funding  from Graduate Psychology Education grant programs and Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grants.








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

Department Chair

Dr. Marianna Linz
EMAIL: linz@marshall.edu


Undergraduate Program

Dr. Melissa Atkins
PHONE:  304-696-2779
EMAIL:  stinson8@marshall.edu


MA Clinical Program

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


MA General Program

Dr. April Fugett
PHONE: 304-696-2776
EMAIL: fugett5@marshall.edu


PsyD Program

Dr. Keith Beard and/or Nancy Tresch-Reneau
PHONE:  304-696-2781
EMAIL:  beard@marshall.edu
PHONE: 304-696-6446
EMAIL:  tresch@marshall.edu


Tracy Eubank
Program Assistant III
PHONE: 304-696-2785
EMAIL: eubank5@marshall.edu