Springfield College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The curriculum of the Psy.D. Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. It may satisfy licensure requirements in other states as well; there are additional requirements for licensure as determined by the Psychology Licensing Boards in the various states, and successful completion of the program does not guarantee licensure. Information about licensure requirements in the various states may be found at the website of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
The curriculum of the Psy.D. Program has also been designed to meet the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. However, as a newly developed program, the Psy.D. program has not yet been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The College intends to apply for APA accreditation as soon as it is eligible to submit material.
If you have questions about the accreditation process for doctoral programs in psychology, you can contact the APA via the following:
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation / Commission on
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978
Internet Webpage: apa.org/ed/accreditation