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Degree and Certificate Programs

William James College offers innovative academic programs that train practitioners who are sensitive to underserved populations, and is committed to maintaining an environment which acknowledges and respects cultural and individual differences. An integrative curriculum of concurrent field training and academic experience imparts knowledge and skills relevant to human diversity. William James College is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology
134 credits

(En Route) MA in Professional Psychology (earned after meeting specific requirements)

Available Concentrations:

Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Average Time to Completion: 5 years full-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • Years 1-2: Practicum
  • Year 3: Advanced Practicum
  • Year 4: Half-Time Internship
  • Year 5: APA or APPIC Full-Time Internship 
Pedagogical Style: Onsite

Prerequisites:

Specialized Accreditation or Approval:

Certificate of Respecialization in Clinical Psychology

Certificate of Respecialization in Clincial Psychology

Available Concentrations: N/A

Average Time to Completion: Varies, depending on date of doctorate and courseload (no doctoral project required)

Internship and Practicum:

  • Years 1-2: Practicum
  • Year 3-4: Half-Time Internships

Pedagogical Style: Onsite

Prerequisites: Doctorate in Psychology

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Doctor of Psychology in Leadership Psychology

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Leadership Psychology
98 credits (including 30 credits transferred from an appropriate previously earned master's degree)

Available Concentrations:

  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Business
  • Non-profit
  • Health Care
  • Public Sector

Average Time to Completion:

  • 4 years full-time
  • 5-6 years part-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • 1 Year (final year of study)
  • Includes a Doctoral Project

Pedagogical Style: Online (except for two required 4-day residencies each year in the Fall and Spring) to accommodate students nationally and internationally

Prerequisites:

  • Master's degree
  • Prior coursework or relevant experience.

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology
120 credits
Up to 56 credits may be applicable for advanced standing students with prior school psychology degree

Available Concentrations: N/A

Average Time to Completion:

  • 5-6 years with no prior graduate coursework
  • Variable (estimated 3-4 years) for advanced standing students

Internship and Practicum:

  • Coursework-related doctoral practicum
  • 1,600 hour doctoral internship over a 1-2 year period

Pedagogical Style:

  • Onsite
  • Intensive summer courses and late afternoon/evening school year courses, and some weekend dates

Prerequisites:

  • MA/CAGS in School Psychology for Advanced Standing Applicants
  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Prior coursework or relevant experience in psychology or education
  • Specialist level training in school psychology

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

 
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations:

Average Time to Completion

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3-4 years part-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 360-hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 2: 600-hour internship (20–24 hours per week)
  • These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year
  • Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer

Pedagogical StyleStudents have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7-week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic psychology coursework, or
  • Volunteer work in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Community Mental Health

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology in Community Mental Health
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations:

Average Time to Completion: 3 years, including 2 summers

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: none
  • Year 2: 360-hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 3: 600-hour internship (20-24 hours per week)
  • Coordinated with sponsoring agency

Pedagogical Style: Combination of blended and onsite courses

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Mental health worker currently employed at a William James College-partnered community mental health agency

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Couples and Family Therapy and Respecialization Certificate

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology in Couples and Family Therapy & Respecialization Certificate
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations:

Average Time to Completion

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3-4 years part-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 360 hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 2: 600 hour internship (20-24 hours per week)
  • These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year
  • Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer.

Pedagogical StyleStudents have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7-week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic psychology coursework, or
  • Volunteer work in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Expressive Arts Therapy

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology in Expressive Arts Therapy
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations:

Average Time to Completion

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3-4 years part-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 360 hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 2: 600 hour internship (20–24 hours per week)
  • These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year
  • Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer

Pedagogical StyleStudents have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7-week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic psychology coursework, or
  • Volunteer work in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Global Mental Health

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology in Global Mental Health
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations: N/A

Average Time to Completion2 years full-time, including 2 summers

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 360-hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 2: 600-hour internship (20–24 hours per week)
  • Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks and typically exclude the summer

Pedagogical Style: Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7-week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic psychology coursework, or
  • Volunteer work in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling and Health Psychology

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling & Health Psychology
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations:

Average Time to Completion: 2 years

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 360-hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 2: 600-hour internship (20-24 hours per week)
  • Contracts run for 30 weeks and typically exclude the summer

Pedagogical Style: Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7-week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic psychology coursework, or
  • Volunteer work in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Forensic and Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts (MA) in Forensic & Counseling Psychology
60 credits

LMHC Eligible

Available Concentrations:

Average Time to Completion:

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3-4 years part-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 360-hour practicum (12-16 hours per week)
  • Year 2: 600-hour internship (20-24 hours per week)
  • These hours are minimum guidelines and completed through the school year
  • Contracts with field sites run for 30 weeks per academic year and exclude the summer

Pedagogical Style: Students have the option of taking some courses in a blended format (intensive, 7-week duration, with a weekly online asynchronous component and one intensive weekend-in-residence per course). Specific courses are required to be onsite. Summer courses are required to graduate in two years.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Basic psychology coursework, or
  • Volunteer work in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology

Master of Arts (MA) in Organizational Psychology
30 credits

Available Concentrations: Talent Management

Average Time to Completion:

  • 11 months full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • 6 credit, 80-hour field project

Pedagogical Style:

  • Blended with onsite-Monthly Weekends in Residence, or
  • Online Only option

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Demonstrated interest in the field (ie work experience, previous coursework, etc)

Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Capstone Thesis/Project
  • Comprehensive Exam

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC 

Master of Arts-Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology

Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Psychology
30 credits

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
36 credits

66 total credits

Available Concentrations: Latino Mental Health

Average Time to Completion: 3 years full-time

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 1: 10-hour per week elementary school practicum
  • Year 2: 15-hour per week secondary school practicum
  • Year 3: Full-time internship

Pedagogical Style: Onsite

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Prior coursework or relevant experience in psychology or education

Specialized Accreditation or Approval:

  • NEASC
  • NASP Approved (with conditions)
Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching
15 credits

Available Concentrations: N/A

Average Time to Completion: 6-7 months

Internship and Practicum: Practicum in Executive Coaching (4 months)

Pedagogical Style: Blended

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree and prior work experience

Specialized Accreditation or Approval:

Certificate in Health Coaching

Certificate in Health Coaching
140 CE hours 

Available Concentrations: N/A

Average Time to Completion: 6 months 

Internship and Practicum: Health Coaching practicum included 

Pedagogical Style: Blended: online courses with onsite monthly Weekends in Residence 

Prerequisites

  • Baccalaureate degree 
  • License in one of the following professions: 
    • Registered Nurse 
    • Nurse Practitioner 
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse 
    • Physical Therapist 
    • Occupational Therapist 
    • Registered Dietician or Nutritionist 
    • Mental Health Professional

Latino Mental Health Program

Latino Mental Health Program

Military & Veterans Psychology

MVP