The APA accredited Clinical Psychology Program prepares military and civilian students for entering the profession of health service (clinical) psychology with a focus on providing care to service members and their families, as well as service to the Nation. Education in the program focuses on developing scientist-practitioners who apply an in-depth understanding of the biopsychosocial factors affecting health to evidence-based practice, research, teaching, and public policy.



The Medical Psychology program educates future scientists and educators in the fields of health psychology, behavioral medicine, and/or medical psychology. In the Medical Psychology program, students have unique opportunities to conduct DoD-relevant research, to work directly with service members and their families, and to develop inter-professional and leadership skills.


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As future leaders and providers in mental health, Bushmaster gives students an opportunity to see how their skills work in deployment and battlefield settings. Students set up and run a Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) clinic with the focus on being proactive, promoting early detection of fatigue and stress, and preparing service members to adapt to stress, while educating service members on the important role of behavioral health.

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The Chaplains-CARE Program was created to help ensure chaplains receive more in-depth training on how to intervene with a suicidal service member or family member as they’re able to provide 100 percent confidentiality to the individuals who seek their confidence. The course design focuses on readiness and the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to suicide prevention, collaborating closely with mental health and other providers.

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of applicants have matched with an internship during Phase I since 2015


pass rate on licensure exam on the first try since February 2015


students have been awarded NIH National Research Service Awards since 2016


the number of MPS students who have won USU’s Board of Regents Award since 2017; USU’s most prestigious award for graduate students