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Psychology Department

The Psychology Department at the University of La Verne strives to develop in its students a deep knowledge and understanding of human behavior using applied strategies and skills to improve the lives of individuals in a diverse and rapidly changing society. One of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Psychology Department is comprised of three programs: a traditional undergraduate program, a master’s program with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.

Majoring and Minoring in Undergraduate Psychology

The psychology major is a popular one in the College of Arts and Sciences. The curriculum is designed to introduce scholars to the foundation and fundamental principles of the discipline. The major offers insight into a tremendously varied field and prepares students for various work opportunities and application to graduate school.

Students who minor in psychology learn how to answer questions about human behavior through empirical research and theoretical analysis.

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

Available in full- and part-time options, La Verne’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy Program (MFT) has trained students since 1973 to meet the human service needs of families in a changing world. Classes are small and collaborative and are based around the Recovery Model, which emphasizes hope, inclusion, empowerment, and meaning. Those interested in pursuing this are invited to learn more.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

The university’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) trains students to promote mental health for the welfare of individuals, families, groups, institutions, and society as a whole. Accredited by the American Psychological Association, the program prepares students for careers as licensed psychologists.

For information regarding this accreditation consult:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: