Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

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Program Overview Clinical Psychology (MS)

The M.S. in Clinical Psychology Program at Barry University is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of September, 2023 through September, 2031.  MPCAC - Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council ( 

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.

Clinical internship courses (PSY 675), which occur in the last year of the program, require daytime availability. The clinical internship is a 700 hour, supervised clinical experience designed to allow students to develop their clinical skills.

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This program is designed to prepare you for a career as a practicing mental health professional and for continuing graduate education.

The 3 year BS/MS Accelerated Program

The Department of Psychology provides qualified Barry University psychology majors the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science Degree and an MS Clinical Psychology Degree. The Accelerated BS/MS Degree Program allows psychology majors to complete both an undergraduate psychology degree and a master’s degree (60-credit option) within six years rather than in the traditional seven years. Qualified students would complete the core undergraduate requirements in the first three years of study. The fourth year of the undergraduate program would also be the first year of the MS Clinical Psychology Program.

After the satisfactory completion of the first year of the graduate program, the student would officially receive a BS in Psychology. The MS in Clinical Psychology would be awarded after the successful completion of all requirements in the 60-credit master’s degree program. The accelerated program saves one year of undergraduate college expenses and provides an accelerated entry into the professional career. Students who opt out or fail out of the first year of the graduate program have the option to complete the regular BS degree.

Program Highlights

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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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Professional and Clinical Internships

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    Clinical Psychology Internship

    The internship is designed to help students develop clinical skills and to meet the licensing requirements for a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. The 700-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 280 hours of direct client contact hours. Weekly meetings with both faculty supervisors and field supervisors are required. Prerequisites: successful completion of prerequisite courses, approval by the faculty, and acceptance by placement site (Fall, Spring).

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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Admissions Overview International Student FAQs

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 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.

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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.

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