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Pittsburgh M.B.A. graduatePenn State’s part-time Master of Business Administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host three spring events for prospective students.

Penn State Online Programs Earn Top Rankings

New rankings by U.S. News and World Report list Penn State’s online bachelor’s degree programs as the best in the nation.

College Adds Master's Program in Clinical Psychology

Applications are now being accepted for the newest graduate degree program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College: the Master of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology.

ACPSY Tuition and Costs

Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

Tuition adjustments take effect each fall semester.  The fee structure for summer semesters may increase.


TUITION cost per credit

PA resident: $ 826  
Non-PA resident: $ 1,088


Applied Clinical Psychology Faculty

Program Coordinator: Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology


Dawn Blasko, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

Kimberly Corson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

Eric Corty, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

David Herring, Ph.D., Lecturer in Experimental Psychology

Victoria Kazmerski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

Heather Lum, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Experimental Psychology

Charisse Nixon, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

Contact the ACPSY Program or Request Information

For Academic Inquiries and Appointments, contact:

Dr. Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin
Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Psychology


View information on How to Apply and admission requirements.

For Admissions Inquiries and Appointments:

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 2017 admission consideration, applicants will need to submit a complete application before February 13, 2017.

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 April 30, 2017; take the GRE before or by April 8.
  • 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.