Clinical Psychology Program Ranked Second in Nation

Posted on 1/18/2018 8:10:08 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s doctoral program in clinical psychology (the PsyD program) has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation by “Best Counseling Degrees.”

IUP’s program was ranked second in the nation.

This is the third year that IUP’s program has been ranked as one of the top five programs in the nation.

“It is very rewarding, although not surprising, to have IUP’s program consistently recognized by this professional organization,” 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. The website evaluated programs accredited by the American Psychological Association.

“All graduates from the program not only obtain employment as psychologists, but many quickly assume leadership positions,” David LaPorte, professor and director of clinical training for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, said.

Some 60 students are enrolled in the four-year program, which graduates about 15 students each year.

“This recognition 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.”

IUP, one of only four public, doctoral universities in Pennsylvania, offers 14 different doctoral degrees and more than 40 master’s programs.