The Graduate School
of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) was established in 1974 to train
direct-service psychologists who have a special commitment to community
involvement. The school offers the doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree in professional
psychology with specializations in the areas of clinical psychology and school
psychology. GSAPP also awards the master of psychology (Psy.M.) degree en
passant to the doctorate (the Psy.M. is not offered as a terminal degree) and
will soon offer a master of applied psychology (M.A.P.). Certificate programs in applied behavior analysis and alcohol and drug studies are also available for individuals at the
postbaccalaureate level of training. In addition, the school offers a
continuing education program, through its Office of Professional Development
and Continuing Education, that benefits practicing psychologists and other
mental health professionals.
The current dean is Francine Conway. Past deans include Donald R. Peterson
(1974-1989), Perry London (1989-1992), Sandra L. Harris (1992- 2001), and Stanley B. Messer (2001-2016).