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College of Education and Allied Professions

Psychology Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology offers two distinct graduate programs and one doctoral program.

The Clinical Psychology program offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in General Psychology. The School Psychology program offers a Specialist in School Psychology degree. The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) is a three-year, post-Masters professional preparation program.

These graduate programs offer unique and excellent opportunities for hands-on research in laboratory and applied settings, as well as engagement with community agencies (e.g., schools, mental health clinics, hospitals). Our graduate students work collaboratively with faculty mentors to create educational experiences based on their professional goals and interests.

Clinical Psychology

School Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

Contact and Admissions Information

The WCU Graduate School provides more information about the psychology graduate programs and how to apply to the WCU Graduate School.

For more information about the Clinical Psychology program, contact Dr. David Solomon.

For more information about the School Psychology program, contact Dr. Lori Unruh.

For more information abou the Doctor of Psychology program, contact Dr. Jon Campbell

Psychology Program Awarded a $1.25M Grant

Faculty from the PsyD department


The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Western Carolina University for groundbreaking instruction to prepare professionals for work with children with autism.

The grant will be distributed over five years to the university and used to train 60 graduate students in psychology, special education and speech-language pathology programs on how to address the complex needs of children with autism spectrum disorders. Learn More

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