Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology)
WSPP offers the Psy.D. degree with areas of specialization in either Child or Adult Clinical Psychology. The degree is based on a four year full-time course of studies beyond the Bachelor's degree. The first three years involve academic and practicum course work while the fourth year is taken up by a full-time clinical internship and dissertation. See the Post-Master's Curriculum.
M.S. (Master's of Science in Clinical Psychology)
Psy.D. students admitted at the Bachelor's level receive the M.S. degree in clinical psychology following the completion of the Post-Bachelor's Curriculum requirements. As it is expected that all admitted students will attain the Psy.D., the awarding of a terminal M.S. degree is discouraged, but may be done if students are not prepared to move on to doctoral work. Students who already possess a Master's degree in clinical psychology or the equivalent may be admitted to a shortened program.
In the Summer of 2004, WSPP began offering a four (4)-course sequence in forensic psychology designed to acquaint students with the ways in which clinical psychologists can use their skills to assist the court system. Taught by WSPP faculty who are nationally known as expert forensic psychologists, these courses will provide students with a foundation upon which to build a professional forensic psychology practice. The four courses in the forensic sequence are:
- #815 Introduction to Forensic Psychology
- #817 Civil Forensic Psychology
- #818 Criminal Forensic Psychology
- #819 Advanced Seminar in Forensic Psychology