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  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

    • Bruce Hall, Suite 201
    • tel: 610-499-1206
    • fax: 610-499-4625
  • Elizabeth Foster, PhD


FAQs, Clinical Psychology and Criminal Justice

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the dual degree program in clinical psychology and criminal justice (PsyD/MACJ) 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/MACJ program?

Upon graduating with a PsyD/MACJ dual degree, students are prepared to work as clinical psychologists within psycho-legal settings including law enforcement agencies, prisons, and courts. Dual degree graduates gain access to a richer variety of career opportunities based on their capacity to deal with policy issues related to legal institutions and administrative demands unique to courts and other criminal justice systems.

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

The PsyD/MACJ program 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. Interested students who are in good academic standing in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology may apply to the MACJ program. The application process will entail a review of the applicant's standing in the clinical psychology program. Clearance from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology must be obtained before submitting an application to the criminal justice program. In any semester, students must be in good standing in the clinical psychology program to take criminal justice courses.