Our Graduate School of Professional Psychology Accrediting Bodies

The American Psychological Association (APA)

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas offers the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in counseling psychology. Our program focuses on training students in counseling psychology by teaching clinical skills within the framework of ethical practice. The school is committed to an educational process that addresses the diverse needs of students through a variety of learning strategies designed to create a supportive and challenging environment within the university. The Psy.D. Program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association in October 2000 and continues to prepare our students for the high-demand field of psychology. Initiated in 1990, our Psy.D. provides practitioner-scholar oriented education for professionals serving the public and private mental health fields, assuring our students will receive top-quality education with a balance of studies and real-work practice.

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

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The University of St. Thomas has maintained continuous accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1916. Institutional accreditation by the HLC, also known as regional accreditation, provides assurance to prospective students and other constituents that course credits and degrees earned from the institution meet quality standards of higher education. The University of St. Thomas is preparing for re-accreditation in 2013. The comprehensive evaluation visit is scheduled for November 2013, by a team representing the HLC.