Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Clinical Psychology

Graduate study in the helping professions rooted in psychology and the Catholic tradition.

M.S. Clinical: Overview

Master’s Program (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology

The IPS Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology will prepare you with the best empirical, scientific and clinical methods to fulfill your vocation to heal as a mental health professional and a leader in the field.

This intensive two-year, two-summer program includes a clinical externship and is designed to ground students in a Catholic understanding of the person and prepare them to effectively address today’s mental health challenges.

There is some overlap in the M.S. curriculum with the first two years of the Psy.D. program.  Both adopt as their training model a modified version of the Practitioner-Scholar model, which is based upon guidelines developed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSSP). (To see the curricula for these programs click here.)

Nine core areas of knowledge, skills, and competencies serve as the foundation of the IPS program objectives and are embodied by the curricula:

  1. Relationship skills
  2. Assessment skills
  3. Therapeutic interventions
  4. Research and evaluation
  5. Professional roles
  6. Knowledge of basic psychological science content areas
  7. Knowledge and application of ethical principles
  8. Diversity issues
  9. Theory and application of an integrated Catholic approach to psychology


As you can see, the M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology is designed to enhance the professional opportunities for graduates at the Masters level. (Because licensing requirements vary from state to state, students are recommended to research their state of choice.)

Contact us today to learn more about our Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology, and see if this is the program for you.