Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Psychology (BS/PsyD)

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Our agreements with partnering institutions require that students complete all of their coursework at MCPHS. For that reason, we are unable to accept transfer students into this pathway program.

About William James College

Learn more about William James College and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program.


William James College strives to be a preeminent school of psychology that integrates rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. We assume an ongoing social responsibility to create programs to educate specialists of many disciplines to meet the evolving mental health needs of society.


In 2015, the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, founded in 1974, officially adopted the new name, William James College. Since its founding, an education at MSPP/William James College has meant classroom instruction that creatively integrates psychological theory and research with critical self-knowledge and clinical illustrations offered by supervisors, colleagues and a practitioner faculty.

William James (1842-1910), the founder of American psychology, is considered to be one of the most influential and innovative thinkers of the 19th century, and he was the mentor to, among others, John Dewey, the architect of experiential learning. William James championed diversity and access to education across race and gender lines; he promoted openness to wide ranging social perspectives; and he promoted a more practical application of psychology. We're proud to attach our institution to James' important legacy.