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Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

Degree Requirements





Blanchard, Jack J., Full Member

Chisolm, Andrea, Full Member

Assistant Clinical Professor

Meinzer, Michael, Full Member

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Clinical Psychological Science (MPPS)   

Program Title and Classification

Clinical Psychological Science

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.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • CV/Resume
  • 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:

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:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 Mar
International Applicants:
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

Degree Requirements

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 30 credits

PSYC 622: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC 623: Child Psychopathology (3 credits)

PSYC 624: Adult Psychopathology (3 credits)

PSYC 625: Clinical Assessment: Psychometric Principles, Testing, and Behavior (3 credits)

PSYC 630: Behavioral and Cognitive - Behavioral Intervention for Adults (3 credits)

PSYC 632: Behavioral and Cognitive - Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adolescents (3 credits)

PSYC 643: Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

PSYC 644: Basic Foundations of Clinical Interventions (3 credits)

PSYC 650: Culture and Diversity in Mental Health (3 credits)

PSYC 651: Writing and Critical Thinking (3 credits)



Facilities and Special Resources

Classes are held at the College Park campus in the evenings, after traditional working hours.



Andrea Chisolm, Ph.D. Director

Biology-Psychology Building

MD, 20740

Telephone: 301-405-7190


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