Clinical Psychopharmacology - (Postdoctoral) Master of Science

The curriculum for the Postdoctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree program is modeled on the American Psychological Association (APA) recommended curriculum adopted in 1998 from the Blue Ribbon Task Force (comprised of national experts in psychopharmacology including physicians, psychiatrists, Department of Defense Demonstration Project prescribing psychologists, neuroscientists, pharmacists and nurses).  In addition, the NMSU program adheres to all regulations set forth by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners and the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and is designed in congruence with New Mexico state law for prescribing psychologists.  The program is dynamic, changing with the field, and has been modified according to recommended revisions of the American Psychological Association in 2009. The M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree program is an APA Designated Postdoctoral Psychopharmacology Education and Training Program.

Admission Application:

Admission requirements for the Clinical Psychopharmacology program are consistent with those of the Graduate School. However, in addition to these requirements, all master’s degree applicants must provide, to the department, a letter of application indicating intent for wanting to pursue a master’s degree in the department; a professional résumé; official verification of good standing from that state’s Board of Psychology, including three years of licensed professional practice with no ethical violations.  The CEP admissions committee bases graduate admission referrals on this portfolio and will not consider incomplete applications.


Students interested in Clinical Psychopharmacology must have a doctorate degree in Psychology or Counseling Psychology, and a current unrestricted state license in good-standing for a minimum of 3 years.   

Application Deadline:

For application and coursework details, please contact the CEP department office or visit the M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree program website at: