The Department of Psychology offers three distinct graduate degrees.
These graduate programs offer unique and excellent opportunities for hands-on research in laboratory and applied settings, as well as engagement with community agencies (e.g., schools, mental health clinics, hospitals). Our graduate students work collaboratively with faculty mentors to create educational experiences based on their professional goals and interests.
Join us at one of our upcoming virtual Graduate School Open House events on Zoom! You'll have the opportunity to learn more about Western Carolina University, understand the Graduate School application process, and meet key program representatives.
The WCU Graduate School provides more information about the psychology graduate programs and how to apply to the WCU Graduate School.
For more information about the Clinical Psychology program, contact Dr. David Solomon.
For more information about the School Psychology program, contact Dr. Lori Unruh.
For more information abou the Doctor of Psychology program, contact Dr. Jon Campbell.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Western Carolina University for groundbreaking instruction to prepare professionals for work with children with autism.
The grant will be distributed over five years to the university and used to train
60 graduate students in psychology, special education and speech-language pathology
programs on how to address the complex needs of children with autism spectrum disorders.