Strength of Psychology at USM

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is one of three major universities in the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has assigned USM the “leadership role” in psychology, designating our Department of Psychology as a Center for Excellence.

USM is one of the few universities nationwide with three APA-accredited doctoral programs (Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology). We also have a doctoral program in Experimental Psychology and a terminal masters program in Counseling.

We also boast over 600 undergraduate majors on campus, and the psychology BA/BS program was ranked as the top-rated program by the University Priorities Committee.

The designation as the state’s predominant leader in psychology and the strength of three APA-accredited programs help ensure that psychology will continue to develop and prosper at USM.