Department of Psychology College of Graduate Studies Immaculata University

Department of Psychology College of Graduate Studies Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA
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Immaculata's Graduate Psychology Department

Immaculata's Graduate Psychology Department offers programs reflecting a commitment to provide a unique educational experience for persons interested in professional careers in psychology. Each program of study values a diverse curriculum that addresses educational, philosophical, cultural, ethical, and practical issues, and that encourages an ongoing, self-reflective process within the graduate student. Immaculata University has a long tradition of preparing students for careers as mental health clinicians in a variety of institutions, organizations, and agencies dedicated to the educational, vocational, social, and psychological development of the person. Based on theory, methodology, and practice, the department is humanistically oriented, with a strong emphasis on values and serving others.

Immaculata offers several opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing graduate-level training in clinical psychology, school psychology, and counseling psychology/mental health counseling. The programs are organized to provide students with a strong knowledge base as a complement to practicum and internship training, with additional training and research opportunities in the Psy.D. degree program. Each program is supported by faculty members who are committed to teaching and training.

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Program

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program prepares students to work with a diverse client population in community-based counseling services, public and private clinical mental health settings, employee assistance programs, day treatment and in-patient hospital settings, and private practice. Students will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the clinical mental health counseling context. The 60 credit program also prepares students to apply for the National Counselor Certification (NCC) and the Professional Counselor License in Pennsylvania (LPC) as well as in many other states. In addition, the program curriculum adheres to curriculum standards set by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Rehabilitation Program (CACREP).

The Graduate Psychology department also offers the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program with PreK-12 School Counseling certification in Pennsylvania as well as a certificate in Addictions Studies and Therapeutic Practice.

M.A. and Ed.S. Degree Programs in School Psychology

The M.A. and Ed.S. degree programs in School Psychology will prepare students to function as school psychologists through acquisition of the knowledge base and applied skills necessary for successful practice in this field. The curriculum of the M.A. and Ed.S. degree programs in School Psychology are informed by the ethical, educational, and training standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The 2 programs are designed to be completed consecutively as an integrated whole and focus on acquisition of different competencies related to the practice of school psychology. Students are admitted to the joint MA/Ed.S. degree program.

The 33 credit M.A. degree program focuses on students' acquisition of the 3 Foundations of School Psychologists' Service Delivery outlined in NASP's "Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services", which are: diversity in development and learning; research and program evaluation; and legal, ethical, and professional practice.

Students enter the 39 credit Ed.S. degree program immediately upon successful completion of the M.A. in School Psychology degree program. The Ed.S. program curriculum builds upon the foundational competencies established in the M.A. program by providing advanced training in other areas including data-based decision-making, consultation, and collaboration, and direct and indirect services for children, families, and schools.

Successful completion of the Ed.S. degree program prepares students to work in school settings as Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologists, as well as in other settings requiring skills acquired in the program (as permitted by state licensing/certification laws and guidelines).

Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association, is grounded in the practitioner-scholar model of professional psychology. The Psy.D. degree program is committed to the education and training objectives for doctoral programs set forth by The American Psychological Association (APA) and has been influenced by the values of The National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Students are instructed intensively in psychotherapy, psychodiagnostics, and in other areas pertinent to the practice of clinical psychology. The Psy.D. degree program fosters the development of research skill through coursework, independent projects under faculty member direction, and dissertations. Program graduates are prepared to practice at the doctoral level, make scholarly contributions to the professional community, and take leadership positions in the mental health field. All course scheduling is done with advisement. As an evening program, the Psy.D. degree program curriculum was developed to address the educational needs and objectives of students who are working, and whose lifestyles do not permit attendance at daytime classes.

The Psy.D. program's educational process is steeped in the traditions of theory, assessment, diagnosis, and Intervention. There are 8 field placements that provide ongoing learning in therapy and assessment, in addition to a broad, general, rigorous, and practice-oriented curriculum. It is presented to students in an empathic, supportive and restorative manner by dedicated faculty members who are committed to the training of professional psychologists into careers of service, scholarship, and leadership.

Psy.D. Program Highlights

- Prepares students to meet state psychology license requirements

- University consortium provides pre-doctoral internship opportunities

- Committed to diversity among faculty members, students, and curriculum

- Encourages professional exchange among students, faculty members, and members of the psychological community

- Fosters personal growth and nurtures a strong ethical base

- Small class sizes offered in late afternoon and early evening

Location & Contact

Department of Psychology

College of Graduate Studies
Immaculata University

1145 King Road
Immaculata, PA 19345
United States

Dr. Jed Yalof


Phone: 610-647-4400 ext. 3503
Fax: 610-993-8550

Office of Graduate Admission

Phone: 610-647-4400 ext. 3211
Fax: 610-993-8550

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Addiction Studies Certificate
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's
    • Clinical Psychology Doctor of Psychology (Psy D)
    • School Counselor Certificate
    • School Of Psychology/Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Master's
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
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    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
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  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test or MAT, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test or MAT, minimum GPA of 3.5
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
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    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMay 1
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSupervision ethics, psychology of teaching, gender
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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