The Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Marshall

Congratulations to our 2022 graduates! Dr. Jake Bass; Dr. Casey Collins; Dr. Casey Jo Cottrill; Dr. Josh Demakovsky; Dr. Heather Headley; Dr. Destiny Hoffman; Dr. Thomas Holland; Dr. Kasey Kessler; Dr. Megan Kincaid; Dr. Mikayla Larzo; Dr. Megan Lawhon; Dr. Kaitie May; Dr. John McAulay; and Dr. Christa Morton

ATTENTION: The deadline for application to the Psy.D. program is December 1. All materials must be received by this date for priority consideration. For 2022 applicants, we will be conducting interviews in Feb. 2022. Interviews may be virtual or in person depending on CDC guidelines in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and applicants will be notified how this will take place if offered an interview. If accepted into the program for Fall 2022, you will be invited to visit us in person and tour the campus prior to the decision deadline to accept or decline the admission offer.

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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.  Training within the program will foster an appreciation for the importance of critical inquiry at all levels of clinical practice. The program will also foster the value and practice of engaging in life-long learning.  There is a specific emphasis on developing a sensitivity to the needs of rural and underserved communities.

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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:

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:
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:

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Attention: The deadline for application to the Psy.D. program is December 1 for priority consideration. All materials must be received by this date. Please be sure to allow enough time for materials to arrive by this date.

Applications for admission to the Clinical Psychology Post Master’s Certificate are due by January 31st. 

Current PsyD/Clinical Students and PsyD Alumni

There will be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the MU Psy.D.    program on April 14-15, 2023 in Huntington.  We hope to see you there.  Please click on the QR code below to RSVP and learn more about the event.

Contact Marianna Linz or Keith Beard with questions.  If you have photos to share for the slideshow, please send those along as well.


The Extremely Excited 20th Anniversary Shenanigans Planning Committee







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