Welcome to the Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Marietta College provides students with a first-class education and training in the field of psychology. We place an emphasis on psychology as a research-based discipline and our goal is to prepare students for advanced doctoral level training in any subfield of psychology, or to provide students with the training and skills to seek employment in a career related to the field of psychology.

We offer an undergraduate degree (B.A.) in psychology and a graduate degree in general psychology (M.A.). The graduate program is designed to be completed in two years; however, qualifying Marietta College undergraduate students may be accepted into our B.A. / M.A. program, and graduate from Marietta College in five years with both psychology degrees.

The Department of Psychology at Marietta College offers:

Great Faculty: well-trained, friendly faculty members who can offer students broad and current exposure to the field of psychology, who have been recognized as outstanding teachers, and are passionate about both psychology and teaching

Small Classes: small, seminar style upper-level courses that provide the opportunity to develop close mentoring relationships with department faculty

Internships: exceptional student internship opportunities in psychology, including the chance to gain hands-on experience in a variety of mental health settings, including our center for children and families, and local businesses and organizations

Research: excellent opportunities for all students to become involved in psychological research, either by working with faculty members on their research or by pursuing a individual interests under the guidance of a faculty member

Student Involvement: an active and inviting student psychology club and honor society (Psi Chi) that help students learn more about opportunities in psychology