Clinical Psychological Science (MPPS)
Graduate Degree Program
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences
The University of Maryland is proud to offer a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Clinical Psychological Science, the only master’s-level degree that focuses explicitly on clinical psychological science. The goal of the MPS program is to provide rigorous training in clinical psychology, including coursework in evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions, as well as state-of-the-art research methods and critical thinking skills. Students take 10 courses (two per term) over the course of 15 months. Courses are taught in the evenings at the College Park campus and are designed for working professionals who desire advanced knowledge in clinical science to enter, advance, or expand their career options in the mental health field.
Andrea Chisolm, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychology
1147 Biology-Psychology Building
4094 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20740
- Statement of Purpose: In 500 words or less, please write a statement that addresses how your past professional/academic experiences have shaped your current professional goals. You may wish to discuss work in your intended field, your plans for a professional career, and/or how you developed your interest or knowledge in your chosen subject. What are your reasons for undertaking graduate study in the Master's of Professional Studies program in Clinical Psychological Science at the University of Maryland, College Park?
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (2)
- Admissions Interview
*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.
The Masters in Clinical Psychological Science program offers Fall admissions only. The application deadline for Fall enrollment is the March 1 prior to the Fall enrollment date. International student application materials are due February 1. Invitations to interview for the program will be sent to select students by late March. UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). Additional Requirements can be found here: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/clinical-psychological-science/apply#International
Applicants are asked to submit an essay, undergraduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a resume or CV. GRE scores are not required.
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||1 Mar|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants||1 Feb|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://ter.ps/oesclinpsyc
|Last Name||First/Middle Name||Graduate Faculty Status||Academic Credentials||Positions|
|Blanchard||Jack J.||Full Member||B.S., Arizona State University, 1984; Ph.D.,SUNY-Stony Brook, 1991.||Chair, Psychology |
Co-Director, Clinical Psychological Science
|Chisolm||Andrea||Full Member||Co-Director, Clinical Psychological Science |
|Meinzer||Michael||Full Member||Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Psychological Science |