Loyola University Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267‑284‑5000. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation A complete listing of these associations is available in the graduate catalogue or in the records office during regular business hours.
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 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 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.