M.A. - Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology
Format: Campus, Online
The Clinical Psychopharmacology Post-doctoral Masters Degree Program has been developed for the immediate needs of practicing psychologists and provides systematic training in the field of clinical psychopharmacology. The overall goal of the program is to educate practicing psychologists to participate collaboratively with other health care professionals, integrating medication and its management in a holistic biopsychosocial treatment of mental disorders.
Our Postdoctoral Master of Science program in Clinical Psychopharmacology provides in-depth, systematic training in clinical psychopharmacology and is open only to licensed or license-eligible psychologists. Classes meet almost every third weekend for approximately 28 months, and a phone-in option is available for those living more than 100 miles from a classroom site.
Featuring great instructors, including psychologists John Preston and Morgan Sammons, psychiatrists, internists,
pharmacologists and neuroscientists, the program offers an expanded 459 hour curriculum. Its approach is based on the psychological model of pharmacotherapy and includes expanded coursework in neuropathology and psychopharmacology with special populations, including chronic diseases, gender and ethnic issues, and courses in child and geriatric psychopharmacology.
Campus locations and program delivery: Interactive classroom teaching occurs in real time using video conferencing technology, connecting sites at Alliant campuses in San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego, as well as sites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Boise, Idaho; Portland, Oregon; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Instructors may teach from any of these locations, and can see, hear and interact with students at all other sites.
The program conforms to the recommended curriculum of the American Psychological Association, including courses in Clinical Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Pathophysiology/ Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology, Psychopharmacology
Alliant International University is fully accredited by WASC.
Applicants to the program must submit written proof from the State Board of Examiners that the applicant holds a current, valid license in good standing as a doctoral level psychologist. The applicant may not be on probation for any reason. A copy of the applicant’s current license will suffice. Applicants who graduated from an APA-accredited psychology doctoral program and who are preparing to take a state licensing exam should contact the Program Director.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999