School of Psychology
Psychology at Southern Miss
Psychology involves the study of human behavior. Diverse experts from Clinical, Counseling, School, and Brain and Behavior provide comprehensive, hands-on training both in and out of the classroom. Training facilities include mental health clinics and research labs, which allow students to take concepts learned in class and apply them to solve important societal problems. This collaborative approach to our curriculum allows graduates to be better prepared for careers in mental health, business, law and education. Student success initiatives and individualized advising work to create customized pathways for success.
The School of Psychology adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model offering firsthand, diverse, educational experiences across both the scientific and applied areas of psychology.
The MS in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council.
The PhD programs in Psychology with emphases in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology are all accredited by the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation. For information about our accreditation status, contact the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association at:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Our faculty manage exceptional clinics and research labs, where our students obtain direct experience as part of their degree program.
providing hands-on opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research
providing social and professional development opportunities
providing innovative treatment services to students and the local community
What sets us apart?
- Faculty are invested in research and training opportunities that make an impact on people’s lives, including substance use, suicide, childhood obesity, and aging.
- We are the only school in the country with accredited doctoral programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology.
- Students in the School of Psychology are trained by experts and are invited to actively apply their learning outside of the classroom through scientific research, applied training experiences and participation in student organizations.
- Over 20% of undergraduates and 90% of graduate students publish or present their research to local, regional and national audiences.