PNW’s Doctor of Psychology degree earns final approval from Higher Learning Commission

November 22, 2023
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Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) applied doctoral program recently received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the institution’s accreditor.

The addition of the PsyD brings PNW’s total offered applied doctoral programs to three. PNW additionally offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Doctor of Technology (DTech). The HLC has also approved a change in PNW’s student body category and updated its status as a doctoral level institution.

PNW’s department of Psychology is taking applications for the PsyD’s first cohort through Dec. 1, 2023. The first cohort is expected to begin classes in fall 2024. Interested applicants can visit or for more information.

The PsyD is intended to prepare students as both practitioners and scholars to address local needs for mental health resources in Northwest Indiana. The program’s curriculum will be grounded in psychological science and intended for students primarily focused on clinical practice.

A Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology will also be added to the PNW curriculum. Interested students can submit applications through March 1, 2024. For more information on the master’s program in Psychology, visit

PNW’s Department of Psychology on PNW Today

PNW Department of Psychology joined PNW Today on November 16 to discuss the PNW Doctorial in Psychology degree and more.