Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology offers two graduate programs: the M.S. in Psychology and the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.
The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Psychology produces graduates who are knowledgeable in specific content areas of scientific psychology as well as skilled in conducting independent research. Guided by psychological science and a dedication to preparing students for a psychology (or psychology-related) doctoral program, college teaching, or other employment within the social sciences, the department faculty provide graduate students with rigorous coursework and opportunities to engage in one-on-one research collaborations and pedagogical instruction.
The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Clinical Psychology trains doctoral-level professional psychologists to practice psychotherapy and assessment skills in underserved rural areas. This training is accomplished through coursework, as well as practica, capstone activities, and internship experiences. The Psy.D. program is directly involved in providing health care and human services in the region, both by educating practitioners of applied psychology who have voiced a dedication to continuing practice in rural areas and by offering practicum experiences in which students provide clinical service to those in our predominantly-rural region.
The Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).