PCSAS currently accredits 46 programs, which are listed below. Each program helps further PCSAS’s primary purpose to serve the public by promoting high-quality, science-centered education and training in clinical psychology, increasing the quality and quantity of clinical scientists contributing to the advancement of public health for all, and extending the scientific knowledge base for mental health care. After a thorough and rigorous review, each program demonstrated that it met the same PCSAS eligibility criteria and fulfilled all required PCSAS accreditation standards.
List of PCSAS Accredited Programs
Presented here is a list of programs that are accredited by PCSAS. A link to each program website is provided. PCSAS requires programs to publish student admission and outcomes data. Links to that information are provided in the table. Also listed is the most recent accreditation review date and the current accreditation status of each program. Accreditation is for a period of 10 years.
Beginning in May 2023, PCSAS created a four-step pathway to accreditation for new programs that were forming and not previously accredited. The statuses for these programs include Accredited, Preliminary; Accredited, Provisional; and Accredited. A summary of this process can be found here.
Detailed information on PCSAS and its accreditation may be found in the Purpose, Organization, Policies, and Procedures manual. Members of the public who have a question or concern regarding PCSAS or an accredited program, should review the policy found in the section IIIF entitled “Policies on Questions, Concerns, and Complaints”.
During the year before the 10-year accreditation period expires, programs may apply for Reaffirmation of Accreditation. This process involves the submission of a self-study, a site visit, and subsequent review of all information by the PCSAS Review Committee. Information concerning the reaffirmation review, including the application template, can be accessed here.