PHSU Inaugurates New San Juan Extension Center by Offering Eight Scholarships for PsyD Program

Ponce Health Sciences University will award eight scholarships to its Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program at its new extension University Center in San Juan.

Ponce, Puerto Rico (PRUnderground) November 17th, 2017

Beginning on January 22, 2018, Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) in Ponce, Puerto Rico will offer its Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program at its new extension University Center, which will be located at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan.  To celebrate the opening of the Center, PHSU will award scholarships to eight new PsyD students that will cover 50% of the students’ tuition for the five year program.

“The PsyD scholarship initiative at our new University Center is part of our broad effort to help Puerto Rico’s next generation of clinical psychologists,” says Dr. David Lenihan, CEO of PHSU.  “We’ve seen how the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria have impacted the island, and we’re committed to helping its citizens recover as quickly as possible by making our excellent programs more accessible for deserving students.”

The curriculum for the PsyD program that will be offered at PHSU’s University Center in San Juan will be the same as what is taught at PHSU’s Ponce campus, and classes will be led by equally qualified faculty.

Of the eight scholarships that PHSU will award to students who are accepted into the new PsyD program, four will be merit based, and will be awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional academic accomplishments in their undergraduate studies.  The other four scholarships will be need based, and will be awarded to qualified students who have demonstrated financial need.

“We’re thrilled by the recent decision of Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico to approve the launching of our University Center,” says Lenihan.  “Santurce, which is the region of San Juan that will be the setting for the Center, has become the home to innovative technology startups and promising young entrepreneurs.  Considering how PHSU’s academic programs are at the global forefront of tech-driven medical education, it makes perfect sense for us to be there.”

For more information about applying to the PsyD program at PHSU’s University Center at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, contact Enid Gonzalez, Admissions Representative (787-840-2575, ext. 5782) or Orlando Torres, Senior Recruiter (787-840-2575, ext. 5744).

For details about the scholarship opportunities for the PsyD program, visit the PHSU scholarship page.


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