The Doctor of Psychology program at Marshall University has been ranked the No. 2 program in the nation by

The website reviewed Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) programs in clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association. Programs were evaluated based on cost, how the universities ranked on other national ranking lists and other degrees offered at the universities.

“It is nice to be recognized, especially so high on the list,” said Dr. Keith Beard, director of the Psy.D. program at Marshall. Beard stated that the students, alumni, faculty, and staff, “should be proud of the work that they have done to help make this program what it is.”

He added that the Marshall community should also take pride in this ranking. “The quality and affordability of Marshall helped to push us to the top,” Beard said.

More than 65 students have obtained the doctorate in psychology from Marshall, with more than 50 students actively enrolled today.

“With the new academic year beginning just a month ago, being ranked No. 2 in the nation is a nice reminder over the next year to appreciate the environment, people and opportunities that Marshall brings to the students and community,” said Beard.

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 2006, Marshall’s Psy.D. program is housed in the Department of Psychology at Marshall. The program includes an emphasis on understanding the needs of rural and underserved populations. Students receive training in psychological services both on and off campus, with one of those placements being in a rural/underserved area.

For more information about Marshall’s Psy.D. program, contact Beard at or