M.A. in Clinical Psychology
The Professional School of Psychology
3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95821
Program details below are quoted from program websites, supplied here for informational purposes only, and subject to change at any time. Refer to the program website for current information, deadlines, complete admission requirements, etc. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to verify with program administrators program details and that the program still meets BBS requirements for licensure in the state of California.
*This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs; the BPPE is not an accrediting body and BPPE-approval does not constitute accreditation.
Length of Program
1.5 - 2 years
Courses are scheduled (generally) on weekend days from 9:00-5:00. A class day is one unit. If the class is a four-unit class, the student will be on-site for two weekends, that is, two Saturdays and two Sundays.
Distance Learning, Individual Tutorial and Independent Study Instruction
Scheduling is more fluid than residential cohort scheduling, and faculty work more directly with students in determining meeting dates and times.
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Qualified students are allowed to take up to three classes or twelve units on a class by class (non-matriculated) basis, typically while they are gathering application material. In this case, students submit Part I of the application (received after a personal interview) and pay the per unit cost of the classes. If the student applies and is accepted into a program at the School, then both financial and academic credit can be applied to the program in which the student enrolls.
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Entering Class Size
Data not available
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
350-hour supervised practicum
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
Students must complete 25 hours of personal psychotherapy with a licensed mental health professional.
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Successful completion of an all-day on-site written comprehensive exam is required.
When an application is complete and returned to PSP, the Admissions Committee usually makes a decision within two weeks. Students may enter into classes at the beginning of any term (Fall, January Intercession, Winter, Spring, Summer). In fact, a prospective student may take up to three classes on a per unit basis before being formally admitted to PSP.
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
None. While a B.A. or B.S.degree in Psychology or in a closely related field is desirable, it is not required.
Students interview first, then receive instructions on the rest of the application.
(see program website for complete application requirements)
We require a personal interview with all prospective students. This interview can be conducted in person or by phone or Skype. At the end of the personal interview, the interviewer and the prospective student come to a collaborative decision whether to move the application process forward. If an application is given and received, the prospective student goes back into their world and begins to pull together the required materials. Prospective students regularly talk with School representatives during this time, and we normally follow-up with the prospective student to encourage more dialogue, as necessary. This give-and-take, collaborative approach to the admission process, is characteristic of the way all administrative matters and educational processes are pursued at PSP.
(Reprinted from program website.)
The Professional School of Psychology has offered Masters Degree programs in psychology since 1979. It is now offering these programs not only in the United States but also in Southeast Asia. The School focuses on quality education, preparation for professional practice, and meeting the educational needs of mature, working professionals. The Professional School of Psychology is approved under California Education Code 94310.2.