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Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) is committed to meeting society’s need for well-educated and well-trained professional psychologists who provide direct service care to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. The school offers programs in clinical psychology and school psychology, with concentrations in community, sport, and multicultural psychology. The school’s doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree programs are designed to provide doctoral training for students who wish to attain excellence as professional practicing psychologists and offer services to the community in a wide variety of settings, especially those with underserved populations.

At a Glance

Students: 226 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: 41 (full-time and part-time)
Office of the Dean: 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Psychology (Psy.M.)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)


  • Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology and school psychology integrate virtually all coursework with significant supervised experience, melding theory with the critical practitioner skills of assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
  • The school only accepts students into the Psy.D. programs. The Psy.M. degree is awarded to students upon partial completion of a doctoral program.
  • Research and service are integral components of the school’s mission, including the work of highly regarded centers and clinics, such as the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.
  • Proud of the diversity of its current student body and its alumni, the school has an array of student organizations and an active alumni organization, with more than 800 alumni practicing in 14 countries.
  • A doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology is offered through the Graduate School–New Brunswick and trains clinical psychologists whose primary interests are in research and teaching rather than in professional practice. There is much cooperation and collaboration between the Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs.