Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s doctoral program in
clinical psychology (the PsyD program) has been recognized as one of the top
five programs in the nation by “Best Counseling Degrees.”
The website evaluated programs from 69 different
institutions and selected the top 50 programs for students. IUP’s program was
ranked fifth out of 50 for 2016.
“It is very rewarding, although not surprising, to have
IUP’s program recognized in this fashion,” IUP Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Timothy Moerland said. “IUP’s program is very highly
regarded. Our graduates achieve great success, due in great part to our outstanding
and dedicated faculty.”
The top 50 listing
was developed by evaluating the Examination for Professional Practice of
Psychology pass rates, which is widely considered to be evidence of a
high-quality program that offers high standards in education. Internship
placement rates, licensure percentage data, funding information, and mean time
to complete program was also considered for the rankings.
from the program not only obtain employment as psychologists, but many quickly
assume leadership positions,” David LaPorte, IUP professor and
director of clinical training for IUP’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program,
graduate who is still in the middle of her postdoctoral fellowship has already
been offered the directorship of the very program where she is a fellow.
Another recently won the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Distinguished
Fellow Award. This is awarded to a single postdoctoral fellow in the United
States each year, and this year it is an IUP alumni.”
IUP’s program is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological
Association. Some 60 students are enrolled in the four-year program, which
graduates about 15 students each year.
is a wonderful validation of what we know from our students and from our
colleagues in the field,” LaPorte said. “It’s especially gratifying to see us
highlighted on a website that is focused on helping students choose the right
program for their success.”