The Master of Arts program in Clinical Health Psychology is a terminal master's program that either provides students with the skills necessary to become master's level clinical practitioners, or prepares them for advanced- doctoral level work in Clinical or Health Psychology. The program involves four semesters of course work in research methods, professional issues in psychology, intelligence and personality assessment, health psychology and behavioral medicine, as well as diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders for adults and children. Students in the Clinical Health Psychology program are also required to either complete an empirical thesis, or complete additional coursework through a non-thesis track. Two clinical practicums are taken during the second and third semesters of the program, and a six-month supervised internship completes the program. Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as master's level psychologists in North Carolina.
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.