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Academic Programs

The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology offers innovative academic programs that train practitioners who are sensitive to underserved populations, and is committed to maintaining an environment which acknowledges and respects cultural and individual differences. An integrative curriculum of concurrent field training and academic experience imparts knowledge and skills relevant to human diversity. MSPP is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   <back to top>
Degree/Certificate and Major Available Concentrations Admissions Data Average Time to Completion Internship and Practicum Pedagogocial Style Prerequisite Specialized Accreditation or Approval Tuition per credit

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology
134 credits

(En Route) MA in Professional Psychology
(earned after meeting specific requirements).

Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience (declared in application for admission)

Forensic Psychology (applied for in year two)

Health Psychology (applied for in year two)

Latino Mental Health (declared in application for admission or applied for in year one)

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)

Neuropsychology

Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data 4 years full-time Years 1-2: Practicum placements

Years 3-4: Half-time internships
Onsite Baccalaureate degree; Basic coursework in psychology (must be completed before enrollment click here for details)

GRE

Our online Graduate Psychology Preparatory Courses fulfill doctoral prerequisites.
American Psychological Association (APA)

NEASC
$1,190
Certificate of Respecialization     Varies, depending on date of doctorate and courseload (no doctoral project required)

Years 1-2: Practicum placements

Years 3-4: Half-time internships

Onsite Doctorate in Psychology NEASC $1,190

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY   <back to top>
Degree/Certificate (Major) Available Concentration(s) Average Time to Completion Internship and Practicum Pedagogical Style Prerequisite Specialized Accreditation or Approval Tuition per credit
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology

60 credits


LMHC Eligible
Latino Mental Health*

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
2 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time Year 1: 360 hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)

Year 2: 600 hour internship (20 – 24 hours per week)

These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year

Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer.
Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7 week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years. Baccalaureate degree

Basic psychology coursework, or

Volunteer work in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology and Community Mental Health

60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Latino Mental Health

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
3 years, including 2 summers Year 1: none

Year 2: 360 hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)

Year 3: 600 hour internship (20 – 24 hours per week)

Coordinated with sponsoring agency
Combination of blended and onsite courses Baccalaureate degree

Mental health worker currently employed at an MSPP-partnered community mental health agency
NEASC $793
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology and Couples and Familiy Therapy & Respecialization Certificate

60 credits

LMHC Eligible
Latino Mental Health

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
2 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time Year 1: 360 hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)

Year 2: 600 hour internship (20 – 24 hours per week)

These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year

Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer.
Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7 week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years. Baccalaureate degree

Basic psychology coursework, or

Volunteer work in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy

60 credits

LMHC Eligible
Latino Mental Health

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
2 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time Year 1: 360 hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)

Year 2: 600 hour internship (20 – 24 hours per week)

These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year

Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer.
Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7 week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years. Baccalaureate degree

Basic psychology coursework, or

Volunteer work in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health

60 credits


LMHC Eligible
Latino Mental Health

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
2 years, including 2 summers Year 1: 360 Hours (12-16 hours/week)

Year 2: 600 hours (20-24 hours/week) Contracts run for 30 weeks and typically exclude the summer
Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years. Baccalaureate degree

Basic psychology coursework, or

Volunteer work in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology and Primary Care

60 credits


LMHC Eligible
Latino Mental Health

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
2 years Year 1: 360 Hours (12-16 hours/week)

Year 2: 600 hours (20-24 hours/week)

Contracts run for 30 weeks and typically exclude the summer
Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years. Baccalaureate degree • Basic psychology coursework, or

Volunteer work in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190
Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic and Counseling Psychology

60 credits


LMHC Eligible
Latino Mental Health

Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP℠)
2 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time Year 1: 360 hour practicum (12 – 16 hours per week)

Year 2: 600 hour internship (20 – 24 hours per week)

These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year

Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer.
Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years. Baccalaureate degree

Basic psychology coursework, or

Volunteer work in psychology or education

NEASC $1,190

ORGANIZATIONAL AND LEADERSHIP PSYCHOLOGY   <back to top>
Degree/Certificate Concentration Average Time to Completion Internship and Practicum Pedagogical Style Prerequisite Specialized Accreditation or Approval Annual Tuition
Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration

30 credits
  12 months (Designed to accommodate working professionals)

2 years part-time
Field Project Online Only Baccalaureate degree

Demonstrated interest in the field (ie work experience, previous coursework, etc)
NEASC $25,000
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

15 credits
  6-7 months Practicum in Executive Coaching (4 months) Blended Baccalaureate degree and prior work experience (International Coach Federation (ICF) Approved)

NEASC
$11,850
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Leadership Psychology

98 credits (including 30 credits transferred from an appropriate previously earned master's degree)
K-12 Education; Higher Education; Business; Non-profit; Health Care; Public Sector. 4 years full-time

5-6 years part-time
Internship/Practicum 1 Year (final year of study). Includes a Doctoral Project. Online (except for required annual 5 day residency) to accommodate students nationally and internationally Master's degree

Prior coursework or relevant experience.
NEASC Tuition per credit:
$1,190
Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Psychology

30 credits
  12 months (Designed to accommodate working professionals)

2 years part-time
Field Placement for the Blended program; field project for the online only program. Blended: Onsite-Monthly Weekends in Residence and Online Only option. Baccalaureate degree

Demonstrated interest in the field (ie work experience, previous coursework, etc)
NEASC $32,000 (blended)


$25,000
(online only)

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY   <back to top>
Degree/Certificate Concentration Average Time to Completion Internship and Practicum Pedagogical Style Prerequisite Specialized Accreditation or Approval Tuition per credit
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in School Psychology

116 credits; up to 56 credits may be applicable for advanced standing students with prior school psychology degree.
  5-6 years with no prior graduate coursework; variable (estimated 3-4 years) for advanced standing students. Coursework-related doctoral practicum; 1,600 hour doctoral internship over a 1-2 year period. Onsite Intensive summer courses and late afternoon/evening school year courses, and some weekend dates. MA/CAGS in School Psychology for Advanced Standing Applicants

Baccalaureate degree

Prior coursework or relevant experience in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190
Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Psychology
30 credits

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)

36 credits

66 total credits
Latino Mental Health* 3 years full-time Year 1: 10-hour per week elementary school practicum

Year 2: 15-hour per week secondary school practicum

Year 3: Full-time internship
Onsite Baccalaureate degree

Prior coursework or relevant experience in psychology or education
NEASC $1,190


*Students electing the Latino Mental Health Concentration in the Counseling Psychology or School Psychology program take an additional three credits beyond the program graduation requirements. Credits in excess of program graduation requirements are charged at the rate of ½ credit.

Updated 3/24/14

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