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.

WV Psychology Fall Conference

Graduate and undergraduate students presenting posters at the West Virginia Psychological Association Fall Conference at Stonewall Resort. 10/12/18


Rural Voices Conference 








Welcome our 2018 PsyD cohort














Dr. Mariana Footo-Linz receives APA Award

Dr. Mariana Footo-Linz  received the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs Cynthia D Belar Education Advocacy Distinguished Service Award  in recognition of her leadership in advocating for increased federal investments in the Graduate Psychology Education Program, and her commitment to mentoring and instilling in her students and colleagues the shared responsibility of advocating for the psychology profession.    October 2018



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 
PHONE:  304-696-2781
EMAIL:  beard@marshall.edu

Nancy Tresch-Renau- Admin. Secretary Sr.

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

Tracy Eubank-Program Assistant III

PHONE: 304-696-2785
EMAIL: eubank5@marshall.edu