MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology

Integrate Medication, Management, and Biopsychosocial Treatment.

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Online Masters in Psychopharmacology Degree Overview


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In 1998, Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) established the nation’s first Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program and has been on the forefront of preparing for prescriptive authority for 20 years since. At CSPP, we prepare licensed psychologists to prescribe psychotropic medications safely and effectively in states and federal jurisdictions where they have prescriptive authority — and that’s just one of several compelling reasons to earn a psychopharmacology degree. If you want to improve the mental health of your community and make a true impact on individuals suffering from a mental illness, consider enrolling in our Master’s in Psychopharmacology Program today. 

 

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Faculty and Admissions

Get the information you need about our MS Clinical Psychopharmacology program and start your Alliant experience. Browse our diverse list of faculty members, or see the latest admission requirements for our Psychopharmacology Master’s Programs. 

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Degree Highlights

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An Innovative Program

CSPP is an incubator for clinical psychopharmacology and founded the nation’s first Postdoctoral MS degree program on this subject. With the integration of medication, management, and biopsychosocial treatment, we are helping psychologists across the country become even better health care providers. If you’re ready to make a difference in the clinical mental health field, enroll in our Psychopharmacology Master’s Degree today. 

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Earn Your Master’s Online

Our 3-year Clinical Postdoctoral Master’s in Psychopharmacology program is offered fully online, and with a schedule aimed at the working professional.

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Join A Growing Field

Clinical Psychopharmacology, which integrates biological and psychological treatments, is gaining support across the country every day. Become a part of the movement to put prescriptive power in the hands of the people who know their patients best.

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“I deliberately chose CSPP because it is a professional school, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner, and I went to Alliant for that unique model. The school provided a good balance for making you a good consumer of data and science, yet also preparing you to work as a professional.”
Mark Blankenship
CSPP Alumnus
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Degree Information


Alan Lincoln, PhD, MSCP, BCBA-D

There is a potential mounting crisis for mental health patients needing psychotropic medications for their mental disorders. prescription drugs. In response, several groups are lobbying for clinical psychologists with post-doctoral training in psychopharmacology to be able to prescribe medication that help support the patient’s counseling efforts to improve their overall mental state. Proponents argue that there has never been a higher need for psychopharmacology and prescriptive authority.

Professor Alan Lincoln, PhD, MSCP, BCBA-D, is working alongside the American Psychological Association (APA) and California Psychological Association (CPA) on legislation to procure prescriptive rights for these specially trained California psychologists.

“My interest in psychopharmacology was born with my work with autistic children. I realized that I was seeing them more often than any of their other doctors, and could best evaluate the long-term effects of their medication,” said Lincoln.

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The Postdoctoral MS in Psychopharmacology is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

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Why CSPP

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is Alliant’s cornerstone school and was built on a legacy of thought leadership, multicultural competence, and quality of care. CSPP’s programs pair hands-on professional clinical practice with academic rigor in order to prepare the next generation of psychologists and mental health care professionals.

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