Accreditation Status

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in clinical psychology

University of Detroit Mercy's clinical psychology doctoral program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association (APA), 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979.

At its meeting on April 7-10, 2016, the APA Commission on Accreditation reviewed the clinical PhD program at the University of Detroit, Mercy and voted to approve continued accreditation, with the next site visit scheduled three years from the date of the program's last site visit. The three-year decision is based on CoA's professional judgment that program resource concerns, instability, and/or serious deficiencies remain, but can be corrected in the near future (minor deficiencies typically addressed in the next self-study). Next site visit 2018.


Specialist in School Psychology

Accreditation Letter & Student Outcomes (best viewed in Google Chrome)

University of Detroit Mercy's Specialist in School Psychology program has received National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approval/recognition of SL-Full, 2012.

Since 1988, NASP has been pleased to provide a national review and approval service for graduate programs in school psychology. NASP program approval/national recognition is an important indicator of quality graduate education in school psychology, comprehensive content, and extensive and properly supervised field experiences and internships, as judged by trained national reviewers. In addition, programs obtaining NASP approval allows for a streamlined process for program graduates to obtain the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential. Thus, NASP approval/national recognition confers multiple advantages to programs, program graduates, the profession of school psychology, and, most importantly, to the children, families, and schools that we serve.

Specialist level (60+ graduate credits) and doctoral level programs in school psychology are reviewed and approved by NASP by providing evidence of consistency with the NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists. The NASP standards provide the foundation for program review and approval.   NASP is one of the specialized professional associations (SPAs) of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), previously the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and conducts program reviews as a part of the CAEP unit accreditation process. CAEP accredits units (e.g., Schools of Education), not programs, but does provide "national recognition" status (full or with conditions) to NASP-approved programs in CAEP-accredited units. NASP also conducts reviews of school psychology programs that are not in CAEP units and that submit materials for review by NASP on a voluntary basis.