Joe Olmi, Ph.D., Chair
118 College Drive #5025
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5025
L. Agler, J. Anestis, M. Anestis, R. Arnau, D. Capron, N. Charles, E. Dahlen, E. Dart, B. Dufrene, D. Echevarria, B. Green, T. Greer, A. Hajnal, S. Jordan, M. Leuty, H. Lyn,
M. Madson, M. Mong, J. Moore, B. Nicholson, K. Noguchi, J. Olmi, L. Patihis, K. Radley, D. Sacco, S. Smith, H. Stadthagen-Gonzalez, E. Stepanova, D. Tingstrom, E. Yowell
The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels. Except for the master's degrees in counseling psychology and psychology (applied behavior analysis) (see below), the department admits to its graduate programs only those students interested in continuing through to the doctorate. Students desiring only a master's in other areas of psychology need not apply as we do not offer a terminal master's degree, other than in Counseling Psychology and Psychology, emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.
The master's degrees in counseling psychology (M.S.) and Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis) have a dual mission to train entry-level practitioners for service delivery roles in various settings and to prepare students for further graduate study in psychology. This dual mission is carried out from a scientist-practitioner training model.
The department's Doctor of Philosophy programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology are based on the scientist-practitioner training model which integrates scientific and professional components at all stages of training, preparing graduates for teaching, research, and practice roles in health service, governmental, educational, business/industrial, and academic settings. The Doctor of Philosophy program in brain and behavior prepares graduates for teaching and research roles in academic institutions and specialized research programs.
At the doctoral level, programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition, the doctoral program in school psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Since program requirements, application material, and curricula may vary from one program to the next, program brochures should be accessed online or requested from the department if detailed information is needed.
ProgramsMaster of ArtsMaster of ScienceDoctor of Philosophy