Undergraduate psychology students, your time at Loyola will be spent exploring all facets of the field. Since a career in psychology requires graduate study for advancement of one's career, the psychology department stresses the breadth and depth of the field to equip you with a good foundation for graduate study as well as for immediate entrance into a variety of other fields. Many students choose to combine psychology as one component of an interdisciplinary major. This combination is often chosen by students who would like to eventually pursue medical school, graduate school in health psychology, or a career in research. Junior and senior psychology majors are eligible to apply for field experiences at clinical, industrial, or research sites. The department maintains relationships with more than 100 local institutions where students may be placed.
Graduate psychology students, your time at Loyola prepares you to become clinical and counseling psychologists who are not merely competent practitioners, but also leaders in the field. Leaders who approach the practice of psychology with great passion. Leaders with strong ethics. Leaders who contribute to the advancement of the field through innovative research or applied theory. Through a unique combination of practitioner training integrated with professional education, based on proven science, students become professionals who are ready to make an impact in significant roles—whether practicing as clinicians or pioneering new research. The foundation of Loyola's graduate programs in psychology is found in our academically rigorous curriculum, faculty mentoring and fieldwork. Our students excel because of the rigorous course sequences they encounter and the unparalleled instruction they receive by some of the most respected scholars in the field. In many cases, classes in the master's programs are taught by the same faculty who teach in our highly esteemed, APA-approved doctoral program. In fact, the doctoral and master's students share a number of the same classes. It's these same experts with whom meaningful mentoring relationships are formed as a result of constant interaction between students and faculty members both in and out of the classroom. Loyola's culture of mentorship and personal attention is one of the keys to our graduates' early success in their professional endeavors.