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ATTENTION: The deadline for application to the Psy.D. program is December 1. All materials must be received by this date for priority consideration.

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Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program Mission

The primary mission of the Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Marshall University is to train doctoral-level psychologists who are highly-skilled generalists that possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the unique behavioral health needs of those who identify with rural, underserved, and populations who have been marginalized.  Because of the program’s location in the heart of Appalachia, there is a special emphasis on understanding and meeting the needs of vulnerable populations in the Appalachian region, especially those communities in WV.  In service to this specific aspect of our mission, 50% of incoming class slots are reserved for those residing in West Virginia and the surrounding central Appalachian region.

The Psy.D. program recognizes the current and past experiences of trauma, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression that have impacted rural, underserved, and communities that have been marginalized and takes responsibility for promoting the values of social justice and advocacy as cornerstones to effective clinical practice and service.  The Psy.D. program is dedicated to the mission of diversifying the workforce serving those with behavioral health needs.  As such, the faculty encourage and welcome students from backgrounds that have been disadvantaged and marginalized and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field of professional health service psychology.  We have structured policies and committed resources to support the successful matriculation and training of students from all backgrounds, orientations, and identities and engage in active and continuous self-study to improve the inclusive, educational environment.

Training within the program fosters an appreciation for the importance of critical inquiry at all levels of clinical practice and fosters the practice. Therefore, the program will foster the value and practice of continued professional development through engagement in life-long learning.

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Accreditation: The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 Telephone: (800) 374-2721; (202) 336-5500 Email:
First Accreditation Year: 2006;  Next Accreditation Review: 2028

The program has also been recognized as a designated program by the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Boards of Professional Psychology National Register 1200 New York Ave NW Ste 800 Washington DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 783-7663; ASPPB PO Box 849 Tyrone, GA 30290 Telephone: (678) 216-1175 Email:
Year Designated: 2005-2006

Marshall University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 Telephone: (800) 621-7440 Email:
First Accreditation Year: 1928;  Next Accreditation Review: 2025-2026

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