Graduate Admissions

ACPSY International Students

Individuals with international academic credentials will need to submit additional information for their applications to be complete. If you are an international student who requires an I-20 visa, you should submit your complete application six months prior to the start of the semester in which you wish to begin your studies. For fall 2016 admission consideration, applicants will need to submit a complete application before February 15, 2016.

In addition to the application requirements, individuals with international credentials must also submit:

ACPSY Semester Dates and Application Deadlines

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Applications for domestic applicants are due in full by May 1, 2017.
  • Applications for individuals who require a student visa are due in full by February 13, 2017.

Access the Semester Schedule from the Penn State Academic Calendar; view key dates and deadlines.

Fall 2017 - Classes begin Monday, August 21

How to Apply to the Master of Applied Clinical Psychology

In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by the ACPSY degree program:

ACPSY Program Overview

This 48-credit program emphasizes study of the scientific bases of behavior, including biological, social, and individual causes and their correlates. The broad training model is oriented to empirically supported treatment and the development of assessment and intervention skills. In addition to course work, you will complete 100 hours of clinical practicum, 600 hours of supervised internship experience, and a master’s research paper.

ACPSY Curriculum / Course Descriptions

The M.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology is a 48-credit program with optional 12-credit certificates for Licensed Professional Counselor preparation.

The program can be pursued full-time or part-time; new students can begin the program only in a fall semester.

Penn State Behrend's MBA Program in Pittsburgh Graduates Inaugural Class

MBA student Bradley Zabish attended the Pittsburgh MBA ceremony with his sister Courtney Steele.The inaugural class of Penn State Behrend's Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program in Pittsburgh held its graduation ceremony at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh.

May 8: Commencement to Award Over 600 Degrees

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spring 2014Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.

Penn State Behrend Named Best Value in Northwest Pennsylvania

An aerial view of Penn State BehrendPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, offers the best value of any college or university in northwestern Pennsylvania, according to new rankings by PayScale Inc., a data company that tracks employee salaries. In the western 33 counties of Pennsylvania, only Carnegie Mellon University does better.

U.S. News Ranks Online MBA among the Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn State’s online master of business administration program the seventh-best in the nation, sharing a position with Carnegie Mellon University. U.S. News evaluated the programs using four criteria: faculty credentials, student engagement, admissions selectivity and student services and technology.