The Psy.D. Program at Marywood University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, effective April 21, 2006. The program was re-accredited in 2009, and again in 2014. The next accreditation visit will be in 2021.

In 2004, the Psy.D. program was granted designation as a doctoral program in psychology by the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology, as it meets their "Guidelines for Defining 'Doctoral Degree in Psychology.'" Therefore, graduates of this designated program who decide to apply for licensing as a psychologist typically will meet the educational requirements for licensing. However, in each jurisdiction there are additional requirements that must be satisfied. For exact information, please contact the state or provincial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to apply.

Once licensed, graduates are eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Provider in Psychology. Graduation from a designated program ensures that the program you completed meets the educational requirements for credentialing by the National Register. However, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. For further information, consult the National Register's website.


For further information about the accreditation of this program, contact the APA office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, Phone: 202-336-5979.