Clinical Psychological Science

Advising & Overview

Advising | Overview


Mentoring and advisement is an essential part of the program. Students meet regularly with faculty and the program director to ensure that they are meeting their educational and vocational goals. Prospective students are urged to consult with the program academic advisor, Dr. Andrea M. Chisolm via e-mail at for further information.

Admitted students are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in the plan of study.  Graduate School policy stipulates a five-year Time Limitation for completing a master’s degree.  Circumstances may arise when students cannot continuously dedicate time to the program. In such cases, students making satisfactory progress may receive a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence. The time taken on an approved leave of absence is not included in the time limitation for degree completion.


MPS-Clinical Psychology is a 30-credit, 10 course program designed to improve your marketable expertise, professional flexibility and mobility, career advancement readiness, and preparation for Ph.D. training. Students receive advanced training in research methods, the ethics involved in conducting clinical research and practice, clinical measurement and assessment, and the impact of culture on mental health. 

MPS-Clinical Psychology features seminar-style, face to face instruction.  Face to face classes meet in the evening at the UMD College Park campus with instruction provided by Department of Psychology faculty and experts in the field. Online content is delivered through UMD’s online learning environment.

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