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The Psychology Department was established in 1985 as one of the departments/majors in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. A year later, this department became a faculty and obtained status “REGISTERED” from the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 0502/0/1986 dated July 28, 1986. The date of this 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 got status "EQUATED" on 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 the national curriculum, then since 1993, the Psychologyhad no departments anymore and only held one program study which was psychology department. 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 is expected to have the skill to undertake psychology service, begin from conduct an examination to treatment which is all of that is needed when graduating and working in the community.
Along with the higher education system, the Faculty of Psychology nationally achieved accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (BAN). The faculty of psychology got predicate “Accredited A” in February 2006, and on 2011 got A accreditation which was applicable to 2016. Therefore the Faculty of psychology University of Muhammadiyah Malang was recognized for quality and independence in carrying out all academic activities.