About the Department

The Department of Graduate Psychology offers a master’s and a doctorate in clinical psychology. The master’s with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy develops a solid foundation in the theoretical and applied practice of professional counseling with individuals, couples, and families and includes interdisciplinary studies in theology, ethics, and psychotherapy. Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology offers a comprehensive education in psychological science and emphasizes the service orientation of a clinical degree in which training and supervision comprise a substantial part of the curriculum. The APU Psy.D. program cultivates culturally competent practitioner-scholars who are equipped to serve a wide range of clients with a special emphasis in systems thinking (Family Psychology), diversity, and the integration of faith/spirituality and practice (Interdisciplinary Integration).

For undergraduate programs, the Master of Science in Research Psychology and Data Analytics, or the Master of Science in Psychology and Child Life, visit the Department of Psychology.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.