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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the PsyD degree?

A: The PsyD is a Professional doctorate of Psychology. This program emphasizes a science-practitioner model with an emphasis in research, practice, assessment, and skill development. Although not designed to produce researchers, students in the PsyD program is taught to educate consumers of research. To reach this goal, students engage in a full year of research methodology course work that includes qualitative, quantitative, and statistics with a focus on leadership casework.

Q: How long does the MSPP program take?

A: The MSPP PsyD in Leadership Psychology is designed to be completed in four (4) years. The fourth year requires a 150-hour practicum while you complete your doctoral project.

Q: What is MSPP's academic calendar?

A: MSPP follows the semester system. Fall (August to December), Spring (January to May) and an in some cases, an optional Summer Session (May to August).

Q: Is it a full-time program?

A: Yes. There is an annual four-day residency required each year. Geographic weekend cluster meetings are held each semester.

Q: How often are new classes admitted into the program?

A: New classes are admitted for the fall semester of every year.

Q: What is the student to faculty ratio?

A: 3 : 1

Q: What is the average size of the entering class?

A: Of the many applications received internationally, 7 to 10 students are selected each year based on work experience and commitment to leadership change.

Q: What is the tuition rate?

A: For the 2012/2013 academic year the cost per credit hour is US $1,069.

Updated 1/21/13

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