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Is this the right program for me?

This program provides training for students interested in the science of clinical psychology.  Specifically, this program is an excellent choice for people interested in the following goals:

  • Pursuing higher-levels of psychological training
  • Working with adults and children suffering from mental health and developmental disorders
  • Learning advanced techniques in research methodologies
  • Enhancing current teaching practices
  • Understanding clinical psychology from a scientific perspective

What is an MPS degree?

At the successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Clinical Psychological Science.  This degree emphasizes the practical aspects of psychology and clinical psychological research and prepares students for a variety of educational and vocational experiences.

What can I do with an MPS degree?

The MPS program at Maryland will prepare students for a variety of exciting career opportunities, including:

Research. Students will be well positioned to be project managers in research laboratories focusing on mental health.

Education. Completing this degree would provide the educational background necessary to be a competitive applicant to doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology.

Applied Services. Completing the program will assist individuals in preparing for, or advancing in, careers related to mental health services.  The Maryland MPS in Clinical Psychological Science meets the current educational requirements to be a Psychology Associate in the state of Maryland.  Please note the completion of the MPS will not lead to licensure for psychological practice. 

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