Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Department History

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Congratulations to the psychology department for recently celebrating its 40th anniversary! See a timeline of the department below for more information on our rich history here at Loyola.


It is important to note that the original graduate program in psychology began in 1967 as a concentration in School Psychology within the department of education and led to the Master of Education. In 1968, the department of psychology was created and the program expanded to offer the Master of Arts in Psychology. In 1971, the department also developed a Master of Science in Psychology. In 1996, the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) was introduced.