Psychology: Applications in Clinical Psychology Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Students must have obtained a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in clinical or counseling psychology, or be concurrently enrolled as a degree student in Penn State Harrisburg's Applied Clinical Psychology master's program. For students currently enrolled in the master's program in Applied Clinical Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, the certificate will be awarded upon completion of the 12 credits required for the certificate. The certificate cannot be awarded prior to completion of the master's degree. Course work counting for a graduate or undergraduate degree may not also be used to fulfill the requirements for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

If one of the required subdisciplines of applied clinical psychology was included in a student's master’s program, the program will permit the student to select a substitute course that would provide the student with exposure to an area to which the student was not exposed in her or his master’s program. Students, with program permission may substitute a 500-level psychology course for a required course she or he had previously taken in a master’s program.

Required Courses
CNED 505Foundations of Career Development and Counseling Information3
PSYC 515Clinical Health Psychology3
PSYC 525Forensic Psychology3
PSYC 572Neuropsychological Assessment3
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.


Campus Harrisburg
Graduate Program Head Senel Poyrazli
Program Contact

Selena A Merrick
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown PA 17057
(717) 948-6034

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