Brescia University Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Receives SACSCOC Accreditation

Brescia University’s Master of Science in Clinical Psychology received accreditation from the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC, on May 22, 2020.  This accreditation will be implemented on August 3rd, 2020 in conjunction with first classes of the program being available.

Brescia University’s Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program is designed to prepare students for various health care services. Direct and supportive services include diagnosis and treatment of an emotional, mental, anxiety, or addictive disorders that affects the function of individuals, groups, or families. The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program prepares students to meet the educational and practicum requirements necessary to become licensed as a psychological associate (LPA) in the state of Kentucky. For licensed psychological associates who are ready to apply for the next level of licensure in Kentucky, Brescia University offers the additional coursework some students may need to become licensed as psychological practitioners.

From Fr. Larry Hostetter, president of Brescia University, “From the founders of our University we have inherited an important ideal–“Read the Signs of the Times and Adapt.” It is in that spirit that the creation of our new Masters in Clinical Psychology program takes root and from which it draws meaning for today. The fact that the faculty and staff who were involved in creating and implementing this new program were able to do so in the middle of a pandemic crisis says so much about the Brescia Difference and our deep desire to serve our students and the needs of our community.”

Brescia University will provide on campus and online class options, workshops for major or departments throughout the semesters, and individual tutoring available to students for writing and research. 

The University received a $10,000 grant from the Owensboro Regional Health Center to begin program development. 

Brescia University recently received reaffirmation in its accreditation by SACSCOC, with no additional findings, no recommendations, and no additional monitoring report required.