Program Vision and Mission

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Building on its historic mission of producing technologically-advanced, diverse, ethical, global leaders who think critically, address societal problems and compete effectively JSU has become recognized as a challenging, yet nurturing, state-of-the-art, technologically-infused intellectual community. Students and faculty engage in creative research, interdisciplinary and multi-institutional/organizational collaborative learning teams and serve the global community.

The Program supports JSU’s vision and mission by (1) expanding the scope of educational programs at the doctoral level, and (2) providing an opportunity for graduate students to ascertain a degree in a field that focuses on providing clinical- and research-related services to diverse populations in an ethical and effective manner that encompasses a depth of understanding about the multicultural, psychological, biological, and social components of mental illness. The Program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). CLA promotes and supports significant research, innovative scholarship, and creative expression in the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences.

The Department of Psychology, within which the Program is located, is committed to enhancing knowledge of psychological principles and practices through scholarship, research, undergraduate service-learning, and graduate clinical training.  In addition, the faculty promotes the discipline of psychology through professional service at the national and local levels.