Psychology Study Program was found in 1985 as one of the programs/departments in the Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Muhammadiyah Malang. A year after, the study program became a faculty and obtained status "REGISTERED" from the Education and Cultural Department with a Decree Number 0502/0/1986 dated July 28, 1986. The date of the Decree was determined as the establishment date for the Faculty of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.
In 1993, Faculty of Psychology University of Muhammadiyah Malang achieved status "APPROVED" with Decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 177/Dikti/Kop/1993, dated April 26, 1993. The next two years, it achieved status "EQUATED" in June 5, 1995 with Decree of Dirjen Dikti No. 149/Dikti/Kop/1995. With the status, the Faculty of Psychology University of Muhammadiyah Malang was able to organize national examination.
Based on provisions of national curriculum, then since 1993 had no departments anymore and only held one program study, that is psychology study program. Accordance with the vision and mission, the curriculum of psychology faculty umm emphasized on competence in terms of conducting assessment and psychology intervention both in personal, group or community. Therefore the graduate from psychology department was expected to have the skill to undertake psychology service, begin from conduct an examination to treatment, all of that is needed when graduating and working in the community.
Along with the higher education system, the Faculty of Psychology achieved national accreditation from National Accreditation Board/Badan Akreditasi Nasional (BAN). The faculty of psychology got predicate “accredited A” on February 2006, and on 2011 got accreditation A which is applicable to 2016. Therefore the Faculty of psychology University of Muhammadiyah Malang was recognized for quality and independence in carrying out all academic activities.