Loyola is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is also a member of a number of national, regional, and local associations on higher education. A complete listing of these associations is available in the graduate catalogue or in the records office during regular business hours.
The American Psychological Association (APA) has granted 7-years accreditation* to the program. The first class of students enrolled in 1996 and we are proud that all our Psy.D. graduates are designated as graduating from an APA approved* doctoral program in clinical psychology. The department continues to be actively engaged in a rigorous self-study process in order to maintain high quality standards of education and training.
The psychology department is a member of the Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology. It is also a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.
The Psy.D. program is listed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register (ASPPB/NR), in the publication Doctoral Psychology Programs Meeting Designation Criteria. This listing recognizes that the Psy.D. program meets all academic requirements of State licensing boards for a graduate to be eligible for State licensure as a psychologist.
*Committee on Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 Frist Street, NE
Washington, DC 2002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5879