Marywood's Department of Psychology and Counseling provides a wide range of programs designed to serve the interests and professional orientations of varied human service practitioners. We have been involved in the training of psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals for over 50 years.

For the undergraduate psychology major, this training includes learning experiences that prepare students for a variety of careers. Our undergraduate program also prepares students for graduate study and offers specialized tracks in:

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Our graduate programs train students to develop and implement assessment and intervention strategies that assist clients in attaining a higher quality of life. We help our students understand the varied roles, obligations, and ethics of human service providers. We encourage them to become practitioners who strive to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct while continually updating their skills in chosen concentration areas.

At the graduate level, we offer a variety of master's degrees in both psychology and counseling. We also offer a post-master's Ed.S. and doctoral training in clinical psychology (Psy.D.).


Our psychology programs provide students with an in-depth understanding of human behavior, stressing its complexity, development, and integration. We are committed to a broad interdisciplinary study of humanity.

Because psychology is an empirically-based discipline, our programs emphasize the scientific nature of psychology. The curriculum is an integrated sequence of learning experiences that will prepare you for multiple career options after graduation.

An undergraduate major in psychology is the best preparation for graduate training in psychology. Our undergraduate programs will thoroughly prepare you for graduate work in pyschology or a related field.


We offer state of the art training experiences in school and mental health counseling. In addition to our CACREP accredited school counseling programs, we offer the only CACREP accredited Mental Health Counseling (MHC) program in NEPA, and one of only two programs in a five state area!

The mission of the graduate Counseling Program is to train master's-level students to be ethical and caring decision makers. Our graduates attend to the varied developmental and emotional needs of children and adolescents in K-12 school settings and the needs of individuals in various mental health settings.

Housed in a comprehensive regional institution steeped in the Catholic tradition, the Marywood Counseling Program, through its faculty and curricular experiences, inspire our students to learn and transform themselves into leaders who serve others in a diverse and changing world. Within this context, the education of the whole person is paramount. The standards-based curriculum is rigorous; faculty expectations are high; and students are challenged to understand and apply the ethical dimensions to personal and professional life and to examine their own attitudes, values and beliefs.