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Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Study the science of the mind

Program Overview Clinical Psychology (MS)

The Clinical Psychology (MS) program will provide you with quality academic instruction, research experience, and supervised clinical training at a variety of mental health centers. At Barry University, we focus on training students to master the traditional clinical skills of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. The theoretical orientation of the program is eclectic.

All graduate courses in the Department of Psychology at Barry University are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

Field placement/internship courses (PSY 665 and PSY 675), which occur near the completion of training, require daytime availability.

The Clinical Psychology Practicum is an introduction to clinical activity and requires eight hours per week of supervised clinical work in a mental health setting for one semester. The Clinical Psychology Internship is a 1,000 hour, supervised clinical experience that allows for the development of more advanced clinical skills.

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This program is designed to prepare you for continuing graduate education and careers in the area of mental health.

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Please Note:


According to recently changed Florida law, any student who graduates from this program after July 1, 2025 will no longer be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida.

Professional Licensure or Certification

Experiential Learning Graduate Student Research Achievements

Clinical psychology students conduct an empirical study for their master’s theses. Our students regularly submit their research for publication and presentation at state, regional, national, and international conferences. 

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Psychology Department provide financial support to help students defray the costs associated with attending conferences to make presentations. 

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Field Education/Internships

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    Clinical Psychology Practicum

    The practicum is designed to be an introduction to clinical activity. It is taken by students in both options, usually in Spring of the second year. The 165-hour practicum includes clinical skills training and supervised experience in applied mental health facilities one day per week with a minimum of 40 client contact hours. Diagnostic and therapeutic skills are practiced. Weekly meetings with both faculty supervisors and field supervisors are required. Prerequisites: approval by the faculty, acceptance by placement site, and completion of all core courses except PSY 610 and PSY 628. These courses are required co-requisites unless they have been previously completed. (Spring)

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    Clinical Psychology Internship

    The internship is designed to help students develop more advanced clinical skills and to meet the licensing requirements for a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The 1000-hour internship provides the opportunity for the student to perform, under supervision in a mental health facility, a variety of clinically related activities that a licensed professional with a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology would be expected to perform. The clinical experience includes a minimum of 240 hours of direct client contact hours. Weekly meetings with both faculty supervisors and field supervisors are required. Prerequisites: successful completion of PSY 665, approval by the faculty, and acceptance by placement site (Fall, Spring)

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Clinical Psychology (MS) Our Students

The MS Clinical Psychology Program at Barry University prepares students to go into the world and to be successful professionals. 

Some of our graduates go into doctoral or other advanced degree programs before employment while others go directly into the profession.

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

At Barry University, we focus on training students to master the traditional clinical skills of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. The theoretical orientation of the program is eclectic, with emphasis on the clinical assessment and treatment of the mentally ill. 

As a graduate Psychology student at Barry University, you will enjoy the advantages of small classes, a student-centered department, research opportunities, and personalized academic advising.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

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Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing.

Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Graduate Assistantships

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

Barry University Scholarships

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