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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology

Augsburg’s PsyD program is a replication of the former Minnesota School of Professional Psychology’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology.  It is a full-time, year-round, five-year, and on-campus program that 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.

Standards and Evaluations

  • Training to fill professional role of a licensed, health service psychologist.
  • Evaluation of performance and competence across multiple dimensions
  • Review and evaluation of student’s cognitive, emotional, psychological, and interpersonal functioning and development
  • Conformation to ethical standards which govern the behavior of professional psychologists

Augsburg University is currently seeking accreditation on contingency with APA for newly admitted students to the Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Contact Wendy Assal to learn more.  Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: / Web:

Effective October 20, 2019, the Clinical PsyD program under the name Augsburg University/Argosy Teach-Out is ‘accredited, inactive’ by the CoA of the APA. This accreditation status designates an accredited program that is no longer admitting students. This status was granted to accommodate teach-out students from Argosy University. Persons who were not enrolled in accredited Argosy programs are not to be admitted to the Augsburg University/Argosy Teach-out ‘accredited, inactive’ program.  For further information, please refer to the American Psychology Association.