Online Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology

Medicine often plays a role in effective integrated care. It’s a complement to the defining trait of many psychologists: To treat their patients’ most invaluable gift – the mind. With the Postdoctoral Master’s of science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program, you can help decide if, when, and how medicine is the best course of action for your patients.

The online Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program offered by Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology is built on scientific foundations, teaching the clinical applications of psychopharmacological therapies, and training the next generation of effective prescribers.

The integration of neuroscience, anatomy, pathology, chemistry, physiology, and medicine are explored throughout this 2-year online program. All while considering the ethics, laws, and implications of trauma.

This experience arms you with a clear understanding of medicine’s place in the psychological world – and your place in helping shape the future of psychopharmacology.

Be on the Forefront of Integrated Care

Rapid changes in the field of psychopharmacological research keep the cutting edge sharp. The field is ripe for the next big find. A promising new approach. These are just some of the reasons that many licensed psychologists took the next step into Clinical Psychopharmacology.

The Postdoctoral Master’s in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree program at Alliant was designed with a distinct audience in mind: the working professional. That is why we have tailored this degree program to be completed online and on your time. It was also designed with a distinct purpose: To equip licensed psychologists with the knowledge to safely and effectively prescribe medication to treat patients. However, while many states are working toward it, not every state allows prescriptive authority quite yet. So, if not to prescribe, why complete this program?

  • Because you know your patients best. As a psychologist, you have a uniquely intimate relationship with your patients. You have a holistic view of their needs.
  • Because you need to understand how medication plays a role in treatment- and how to best evolve your practice to accommodate the growing number of prescribed patients.
  • Because in order to best treat your patient, you need relationships with each one of their providers – and to understand every aspect of their treatment plan.
  • Because you, alongside thousands of others, want to fight for your right to treat your patient – as you should – with a deep understanding of the implications.

The First in a Growing Field

A few decades ago, it was just an idea that psychologists, more than any other provider, would have the best understanding of the psychopharmacological needs of their patients.

The California School of Professional Psychology was an incubator for this movement.

That’s why we created the first Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Since then, programs have popped up all over the country. Yet, nothing is like the original. With an integration of medications, management, and biopsychosocial treatment, we are helping psychologists across the country become even better health care providers.

And the momentum is growing.

Integrating biological and psychological treatments is gaining more and more support across the country:

  • Psychologists in Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Guam now have prescriptive authority
  • The federal government recognizes psychologists’ prescriptive authority in many situations, including within the Department of Defense
  • Psychologists also have prescriptive authority when working on Native American Reservations

Become a part of the movement to put prescriptive power in the hands of the people who know their patients best.

A New Take on the Weekend Warrior

You are a practitioner with active patients. We built this program around your needs. Alliant’s Postdoctoral Master’s in Clinical Psychopharmacology is a fully online, weekend-only degree program. Go to class wherever you have access to the internet.

We use online learning platforms that bring you real-time video and audio — it’s almost as if your instructor is right in the room with you. This provides an unparalleled learning experience for your psychopharmacology courses. Presentation slides, class notes, exam guides, readings and space for group discussion are available 24/7, with just a few clicks of the mouse.

The Alliant Choice

We don’t take it lightly when a student chooses us for their education. Making Alliant International University your home means choosing more than just a school. It means choosing quality, from faculty to finish.

Learning at Alliant is not just about coursework, though that’s paramount. It’s not just about internships, though they’re vital. The greatness of an institution of higher education can be found in the harmonious balance of both scholarship and hands-on training. It’s also found in those you are learning with, learning from, and how you will transform your education into impact.

In our interconnected world, homogeny has been replaced with heterogeneity. At Alliant, it’s not about “fitting in,” because there is no one way to be. Our student body is uniquely diverse, they come from a world of backgrounds and they’ve all had a unique experience. Your exposure to this wealth of diverse experiences will help shape you into a more culturally- refined individual, while still sharing the one thing that all of our students have in common: A desire to better the world.

Helpful. Supportive. Open. These are just some of the ways our staff has been described by students. From application to graduation, we are here to help you succeed. And our faculty? They’re some of the best in their field, working professionals who are not only intimately familiar with changing trends but are often the ones making change happen.

We know that everyone has a unique story and situation. That is why we tailor our programs to fit the needs of first-time freshmen and transfer students alike. We firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. Alliant will meet you right where you are. Right when you need us.

Learn More About Us

Contact an admissions counselor today to learn more about Alliant’s Clinical Psychopharmacology Postdoctoral MS Online Degree program at 866-825-5426.

Data tables and graduation rates are available for national cohorts of the CSPP Clinical Psychopharmacology Postdoctoral MS Program at Alliant International University. To receive a copy of this data, please email