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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:

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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)

Average Time to Completion:

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

Internship and Practicum:

  • Year 2: Practicum
  • Year 3: Advanced Practicum
  • Year 4: Internship 

Pedagogical Style

  • Blended
  • Year 1 Residencies: August, November, March and June
  • Year 2-3 Residencies: November, March and June
  • Year 4 Residencies: November and March

Prerequisites:

  • Master's degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or above in most recently earned degree
  • 7-10 years of relevant work 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:

  • 6 years with no prior graduate coursework
  • Variable, but typically 4 years, for students entering with advanced standing at PsyD level

Internship and Practicum:

  • Doctoral practica in advanced assessment and clinical services
  • 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:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Prior coursework or relevant experience in psychology or education
  • For advanced standing applicants, prior specialist level training in school psychology

Specialized Accreditation or Approval: NEASC

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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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

LMHC Eligible

Available Departmental Concentrations:

Available College-wide 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 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:

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:

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