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 doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)*. 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