Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

A door to professional success and personal enrichment is what you will find at Saint Michael’s Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. At Saint Michael’s, you will benefit from all of the coveted qualities of a small liberal arts institution: a low faculty-to-student ratio, a curriculum with a strong applied practice orientation, an inviting community, and valuable networking opportunities.

Our Clinical Psychology Graduate Program integrates psychological science and practice to prepare students for professional service at the master’s level. Our program values human diversity and aims to develop student awareness and skills regarding culture, race, ethnicity and other areas of individual diversity including age, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Faculty offer a diversity of interests and views within the framework of the curriculum. All applied courses are taught by highly experienced clinicians, bringing to the classroom a wide array of clinical perspectives. Our students, however, are the real heart of the program. They are bright, highly motivated, and of diverse ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.

Upon graduating, our students go on to professional positions in a variety of settings: child and adult services units of community mental health centers; not-for-profit outpatient and residential services for youth and their families; college and school counseling offices; school psychology services; correctional and social service agencies; community hospital behavioral health programs; teaching in two- and four-year colleges; and private practices. About 15 percent of our graduates have been admitted to doctoral programs in clinical or professional psychology or a related discipline.

“I have literally looked back on my decision to do this work and feel so fulfilled at being able to make a real difference in people’s lives. “If the idea of helping others excites you, go for it!”

Kristin Mount M'16

From Our Alumni

Luke Heath M’20

“The Clinical Psych program is best fit for people who have passion for striving to understand the complexity of life and what it takes to heal.  The Clinical Psych program will provide freedom to pursue the areas of human experience that most interest you.  Through this process, one naturally gains a better understanding of who they are.  So in taking seriously the program’s content and direction, the aspiring clinician will learn about human growth and insight through first hand experience.  No other experience is as powerful as this.”

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"What Saint Michael’s offered was a very holistic and integrative program that made you think for yourself in a lot of ways around what kind of clinician you want to be.”