Frequently Asked Questions

Can I schedule an individual visit?

Yes. Individual visits can be arranged by calling our office at 414-464-9777. Our Academic Dean will gladly meet with you and answer any questions you may have about our program. The Dean also maintains a list of student representatives who have volunteered to meet with prospective students.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for admissions is January 17th for fall admission of that same year. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Can I begin in spring?

We do accept spring semester admissions, assuming available space. Deadline for spring admissions is November 15.

How many years will it take me to complete the doctoral program?

The doctoral program at WSPP is a five-year full-time course of studies beyond the Bachelor’s degree. The first four years involve academic and practicum coursework while the fifth year is taken up by a full-time clinical internship and dissertation. Students entering WSPP must complete all requirements of the Psy.D. program including coursework, practicum, exams, internship, and dissertation within ten (10) years of the date of matriculation as a degree-status student.

Can I get my bachelor’s degree at your school?

No. WSPP is a graduate-only program.

Do I need a degree in psychology to apply?

No. Students must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited school or university but the degree is not required to be in Psychology. If the Bachelor’s Degree is not in Psychology, our Admissions Committee has set specific course requirements as prerequisite to our program. Students must have taken coursework in the following areas:

Introduction to Psychology


Research Methods and Design

Developmental Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Students lacking any of these courses will be asked to complete them at an undergraduate institution before entering the doctoral program.

Is your program accredited?

The Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. In addition, our Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

For more information, please contact:

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411

Phone: 800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456

Fax: 312.263.7462

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status through the APA should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE,

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 

How much is tuition?

A: View the latest information about tuition and fees by viewing the Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data page.

Do you provide housing?

WSPP does not offer housing, though we do send incoming students a detailed overview of moving and living in the city where they will be attending classes. Students are encouraged to speak with one of our current student representatives to discuss housing options in and around Milwaukee.

Is any portion of your program offered online?

No. While some specific course instructors may utilize on-line resources, WSPP’s courses are only offered in-person as we believe that the in-person relational context for learning is a valuable component of our educational format.

What are the admission requirements?

Follow this link to our current admissions requirements. Feel free to speak to an admissions representative to discuss this further.

Is financial aid available?

WSPP offers several scholarships and assistantships. In addition, WSPP participates in the Federal student loan program. Information about the financial aid options available to students can be found here: Financial Aid

I have a Master’s degree in psychology. Will I be able to transfer this degree to WSPP’s doctoral program?

No. Each student who enrolls at WSPP is expected to complete all requirements of our program, including the Master’s degree in clinical psychology. Students with prior graduate work may transfer up to 18 course credits and some supervised practicum hours, assuming these meet certain requirements. Please see the Program Requirements page for further information.

Can I complete the program part-time?

Yes. WSPP does offer part-time status to interested students. This, obviously, will impact students’ time to completion of the degree requirements. Please see the Program Requirements page for further information.

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