Twin Cities Clinical Psychology: PsyD Degree Program

At the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (MSPP), our faculty and staff are committed to preparing competent practitioners and scholars who can make valuable contributors to the field of clinical psychology.

Located near the Twin Cities in Eagan, MN, this Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program integrates theory, research, and practice to educate and train you to function effectively as a clinical psychologist.

Argosy University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams, and are subject to change without notice to Argosy University.

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Program Aims and Competencies

Program Aims

The Clinical Psychology program at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) at Argosy University aims to educate and train students following the practitioner-scholar model, so that they will be able to function effectively as health service psychologists. To ensure that students are adequately prepared, the curriculum is designed to provide for meaningful integration of psychological research, theory, and clinical practice with diverse individuals within a broad spectrum of contexts. The program emphasizes the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for psychologists who are committed to the ethical provision of quality, evidence based psychological services, including therapy, assessment, consultation, and supervision. Interpersonal and multicultural competency are foundational elements of our program.

Program Competencies

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in research, including knowledge of research and quantitative methods as well as psychometrics
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal standards, and conduct themselves in an ethical manner
  3. Students will demonstrate competency in individual and cultural diversity, including knowledge of the theoretical and empirical knowledge base and the ability to apply it
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional values and attitudes, as well as self-reflective practice and an openness to supervision and feedback
  5. Students will demonstrate professional skills to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written domains
  6. Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in professional interactions and relationships
  7. Students will demonstrate competency in assessment, including the ability to administer and interpret psychological tests and apply knowledge of strengths and psychopathology to the assessment process
  8. Students will demonstrate competency in intervention, including developing and applying evidence-based treatment plans, and evaluating treatment effectiveness
  9. Students will evidence knowledge of supervision models and practices
  10. Students will evidence knowledge of consultation models and practices, and demonstrate interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills
  11. Students will have knowledge of basic areas in scientific psychology, including affective, biological, cognitive, developmental, and social aspects of behavior; and the history and systems of psychology