Education & Career Advancement Guide 2018

Argosy University, Hawaii

Argosy University, located in the heart of downtown Honolulu, offers programs designed to help enhance your career. Whether you’re enrolled in a full-time day course, evening course, or an online class, Argosy University is invested in your success.   

Argosy University’s program areas include business administration, public health, criminal justice, nursing, information technology, and more. However, the university is best known for counseling, psychology and behavioral sciences.

The Hawaii School of Professional Psychology (HSPP) at Argosy University offers a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

“We are just one of two clinical psychology doctoral programs in Hawaii that are designed to produce practitioners,” says Sean Scanlan, dean of HSPP and a psychologist specializing in children and adolescent behavior. “Our graduate programs are critically important in their role of developing psychologists who can address the mental health needs of the state and the greater Pacific Rim,” he says.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA*), is designed to be completed in as little as five years. For the first four years, students complete coursework, practicum experiences and supervised, clinical trainings. The fifth and final year comprises a full-time internship.

The faculty at Argosy University includes instructors who are established in the field of psychology. Many faculty members are not only published in peer-review journals, but also regularly present their research at conferences. Some faculty members also practice part-time, and many are active in the community.

A quick search of Argosy University, Hawaii alumni of the PsyD in clinical psychology program will result in at least three well-known names in the field: Don “Keith” Pedro (2004), the forensic section head at the Oahu brach of the Department of Adult Mental Health; Sarah Skelton (2014), a psychologist, practicum training coordinator and student veteran liaison at Texas A&M University, and Kimberley Cook (2008), executive director for U.S. VETS-Barber’s Point on Oahu.

We invite you to explore your passion for helping others, and learn more about degree programs at the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.

PsyD Program Facts:

  • • From 2007-2017, a total of 266 people graduated from the program.    
  • • The internship placement rate was 94 percent from 2016-2017.
  • • Approximately 80 percent of graduates have pursued licensure in the past 10 years.

Argosy University is accepting applications for the fall 2018 session, which starts Sept. 6.

*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: Web:


Argosy University, Hawaii
400 ASB Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, Ste. 400
Honolulu, HI 96813
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