College of Health Professions to Expand to Include Clinical Medical Psychology Programs


ATLANTA – Mercer University's College of Health Professions on July 1 will expand to include the University's Clinical Medical Psychology degree programs, which are currently housed in the School of Medicine.

The Clinical Medical Psychology programs include the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

“We are pleased that the Clinical Medical Psychology programs will be joining the College of Health Professions,” said Dr. Lisa Lundquist, dean of the College. “The programs' emphasis on integrated care to prepare skilled psychologists aligns nicely with the College's focus on excellence in training students to improve the health and quality of life of individuals and society.”

These two five-year programs, which are exclusively offered on the University's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, are designed to produce graduates who are eligible for licensure as practicing clinical psychologists, particularly in integrative healthcare settings, and for careers in higher education. 

Degree candidates must complete four years of coursework followed by a yearlong internship.

For more information on Mercer's Clinical Psychology programs, click here.

About the College of Health Professions

Mercer University's College of Health Professions is composed of three departments: physical therapy, physician assistant studies and public health. The College offers a doctoral-level physical therapy program, master's-level physician assistant program and bachelor's- and master's-level public health programs. The Department of Physical Therapy offers residencies in orthopaedic, neurologic and cardiovascular/pulmonary physical therapy; a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy; and an onsite clinic. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers an advanced cardiology residency program. Each program is housed in a department that provides students with comprehensive didactic courses taught by an extraordinary faculty and extensive clinical experience enhanced by outstanding service-learning opportunities. For more information, visit

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