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Drake Clinical Psychopharmacology Master’s Program Receives Designation Status from the APA

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Drake University is proud to announce that its Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program has achieved designation status from the American Psychological Association (APA). This recognition underscores the program’s commitment to excellence in education, training, and professional development in the field of clinical psychopharmacology.

The APA’s designation serves as a mark of distinction, recognizing programs that meet or exceed rigorous standards set forth by the association. Drake University’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of academic and clinical standards has resulted in this prestigious recognition, highlighting the program’s dedication to producing highly qualified professionals in the field of clinical psychopharmacology.

“Receiving the APA designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and community partners. It reflects the program’s unwavering commitment to providing top-notch education and training in clinical psychopharmacology,” said Chuck Phillips, interim dean and professor. “We are proud to be recognized by the American Psychological Association and will continue to uphold the highest standards in preparing our students for successful careers in the field.”

The Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program at Drake University equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic and evolving field of psychopharmacology. The MSCP Program is a five-semester online program that provides doctoral trained psychologists with 30 credits of academic coursework. The course work incorporates medical and psychological case-based learning, and is taught by pharmacology, neuroscience, and medical experts in the field. The APA’s designation further validates the program’s curriculum, faculty expertise, and commitment to preparing graduates who make meaningful contributions to the mental health field.

For more information about Drake University’s Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program, please visit

About Drake University: Drake University is a private institution located in Des Moines, Iowa, known for its commitment to providing exceptional educational experiences. The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, with a focus on fostering critical thinking, leadership, and service.

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