The Graduate School of Professional Psychology offers a variety of programs that allow our students to develop a strong background in the principles of clinical psychology while — if desired — pursuing a more specialized interest of their choosing. We also believe that we can put psychology to work in other fields, like sport coaching.
Flexible, tailored degrees and extensive coursework prepare students to make an immediate impact, and our dedicated, renowned faculty devote themselves to producing the next generation of transformative psychology professionals.
Our outstanding and highly experienced faculty work to build a collaborative, accessible environment where productive dialogues can exist between and among teachers and students.
Extensive Practical Opportunities
We offer numerous applied practice opportunities, both within our own training clinics and in connection with our extensive range of outside partners.
Our emphasis on impactful field work allows us to draw on a deep well of experience and data to develop new insights and techniques.
Our programs allow students to refine their education to include topics they're passionate about, ensuring every GSPP grad will have what they need to pursue their professional goals and interests.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree was one of the first of its kind in the nation. It is a dedicated, practice-focused clinical psychology program built on four pillars: rigorous academic coursework, in-house clinical work, community-based clinical work and departmental mentorship. This approach produces well-rounded professionals with the skills necessary to help transform communities and lives.
The program provides practitioner-scholars with a foundation in scientific and interpersonal skills applicable to a variety of settings and populations, and allows each graduate to pursue meaningful, impactful work.
Master of Arts (MA)
GSPP’s Master of Arts degrees have grown with our school, to match the increasing demand for practitioners and scholars in specific areas of the mental health and wellness fields. Our master’s programs give students a strong psychological foundation while focusing on an area of interest that will help them serve specific communities. They place an emphasis on principals of diversity and inclusion, and we give our students the opportunity to take part in extensive fieldwork that prepares them for the challenges ahead.
Within each of our MA programs, students can find flexibility through elective coursework and specialized training. Options include Forensic Psychology, International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health, Sport and Performance Psychology and Sport Coaching (online).
Find Your Niche
In addition to the comprehensive training students receive through our degree-granting programs, we also offer training and coursework in a number of specialty areas. This allows students to tailor their education and better equips our grads to serve the communities that they are passionate about.
Some of our newer specialty training options include Health/Oncology Psychology, Military Psychology, Latinx Psychology, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorder Psychology. In addition, students can choose from specialty areas ranging from couple and family therapy to integrated methods of psychotherapy to psychological assessment.