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Southern Miss psychology Ph.D. program earns reaccreditation

June 16, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A University of Southern Mississippi graduate program accredited for more than three decades has received an extension of that status for its continued success at meeting a variety of quality benchmarks.

The USM Ph.D. program in School Psychology recently earned reaccreditation for seven more years from the American Psychological Association. Housed in the College of Education and Psychology’s Department of Psychology, it is just one of 60 accredited school psychology doctoral programs in the country.

The school said in a news release the accreditation process included an evaluation of student performance and placement for internships and jobs; faculty research; diversity; resources and facilities; and institutional support, among other factors.