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Program History

In 1987, the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) was founded introducing the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology.

In 1993, the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at MSPP.

In 2001, Argosy University was founded after merging the American School of Professional Psychology (which included the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology), the University of Sarasota, and the                             Medical Institute of Minnesota.

In 2017, MSPP celebrated 30 years in continuous education of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program.

In 2018, the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University PsyD in Clinical Psychology received 10 years of accreditation from the APA.

In March 2019, Argosy University abruptly closed which interrupted PsyD students in the MSPP program.

On June 27, 2019, MPR News shares an article: Augsburg offers Argosy psychology students a lifeline.

On October 9, 2019, Augsburg releases Augsburg Offering New Doctorate in Clinical Psychology This Fall.

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.  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:  

On October 24, 2019, the Higher Learning Commission approved the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) as a program offered at Augsburg University.

On October 28, 2019, 22 teach-out students from MSPP began classes at Augsburg University.