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  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

    • Bruce Hall, Suite 201
    • tel: 610-499-1206
    • fax: 610-499-4625
  • Hal Shorey, PhD

    • Director, PsyD & Business Joint Degree
    • Bruce Hall, Room 207
    • tel: 610-499-4598
    • hsshorey@widener.edu

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FAQs, Clinical Psychology and Business Administration

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the dual degree program in clinical psychology and business administration (PsyD/MBA and PsyD/MBA in Health Care Management) at Widener.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail (see contact information on left) or schedule a visit.

What benefit is there to completing the PsyD/MBA or PsyD/MBA-HCM program?

Consulting and organizational psychology is projected to be the fastest growing job sector in the United States through 2022 as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and USA Today. With the proliferation of integrated health care, psychologists with knowledge of health systems and health policy are also in demand.

How long does it take to complete this dual degree program?

The dual degree in psychology and business takes five years to complete. 

What are the admissions requirements for this dual degree program?

Students must first be accepted into Widener's clinical psychology doctorate program.

During the second semester of the first year, interested students who are in good academic standing in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology may apply to the psychology in business program.

The application process will entail:

  • A review of the applicant's standing in the clinical psychology program
  • Responses to essay questions demonstrating adequate interest and commitment
  • Consultation with the director of the dual degree program
  • An in-person interview

After being accepted to the psychology in business program, students will seek formal admission to the School of Business Administration (SBA)

Every effort is made to accept all qualified individuals into the program, and PsyD students rarely have difficulty being admitted to the SBA. Nevertheless, graduate student status in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology does not guarantee admission into the psychology in business program. Throughout their tenure in the program, students must maintain good standing in the clinical psychology program in order to take business courses.