Appalachian State University has received approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to establish a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program,
The Psy.D. program will be housed in the Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences with a primary goal of training students in clinical psychology to serve rural populations. The program will help address the shortage of providers in North Carolina, where about one-quarter of the state’s 100 counties have no practicing psychologist.
Appalachian plans to begin admitting students in fall 2019.