Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is a four-year private school specializing in applied psychology. MSPP is located in Newton, Massachusetts, which is only about a 20-minute drive away from Boston, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology aims to offer students innovative academic programs that train practitioners who are sensitive to underserved populations.
MSPP is comprised of three centers: Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Testing, Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, and the Lucero Center for Latino Mental Health Program. The school has more than 200 training sites, ranging from social service agencies to corporate settings.
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology offers master’s degrees, doctor’s degrees and certificates. Curriculum is based on experiential education, rigorous academic instruction, and closely supervised clinical experience. The 11 graduate academic degree programs and one academic graduate certificate are spread across four departments: School Psychology, Organizational and Leadership Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Counseling Psychology. The school also offers continuing education courses for people in the field of psychology in the community. MSPP uses a semester-based academic calendar.
Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Online courses provide greater flexibility for students who are unable to come to the campus. Online courses are available in blended formats, which combine a traditional classroom setting with online learning, and purely online format. Students who take online classes should have basic computer skills and have access to reliable Internet.
A new program offered at MSPP is designed to Train Vets to Treat Vets, which recruits veterans and trains them to meet the mental health needs of their fellow soldiers.
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology has 558 students (all graduates) and 72 faculty members. Of all faculty members, 27 teach full-time and 45 teach part-time. The average faculty salary is approximately $77,000 per year. About 83% of undergraduate students study full-time and 17% study part-time. The student body contains 77% female students and 23% male students. About 75% of all students are white with the remaining students being Hispanic (6%), Asian (4%), and black (3%). About 11% of the student body is registered as Race/Ethnicity unknown. The graduation rate is approximately 93%.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers. On-campus housing and meal plans are not offered at MSPP.
Tuition costs $32,070 per year and fees cost $660 per year. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. MSPP awards over $400,000 to students in the form of direct grants, on-campus employment and teaching assistantships. About 40% of field placement positions are compensated. FAFSA documentation must be filed at least six weeks prior to the start of classes to insure timely payment of tuition. Students must re-apply each year for federal and institutional assistance.
Application materials include: a non-refundable $50 application fee ($75 fee if applying to two programs), a completed application form, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, an application essay, official transcript(s), test scores (GRE, PRAXIS II), a Change of Career Statement (if applicable), and a Re-Application Statement (if applicable). Deadline for admissions is determined by program.
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the American Psychological Association.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:398
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