Detroit Mercy announces substantial new scholarship to meet the growing need for master’s level psychologists 

December 23, 2022
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Scholarship and program details covered during information session Jan. 19, 2023

Detroit Mercy’s College of Liberal Arts & Education will host an information session Jan. 19, 2023, which includes news about a new scholarship that provides significant financial support for graduate students who enroll in the Clinical Psychology Master’s Program for the fall 2023 semester. 

The Ignite Scholarship for Clinical Psychology master’s program students will help address the growing needs for mental health clinicians. To learn more about this significant scholarship, interested individuals should attend the Jan. 19, 2023, virtual program information session from 6 – 7 p.m. Register at

The Ignite Scholarship offers qualified students significant financial assistance for the three-year program as they work to become master’s-level psychological practitioners or to pursue additional graduate study.  

The availability of this new scholarship comes at a pivotal time in U.S. society. According to the 2021 American Psychological Association’s (APA) COVID-19 Practitioner Survey, demand for anxiety, depression and trauma-related treatment continues to rise due to the prolonged effects of the pandemic. The survey also reported an increase in referrals for services from 37% in 2020 to 62% in 2021 and that 68% of psychologists also had wait lists. 

“The master’s program in Clinical Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Education is proud to provide the Ignite Scholarship to financially support graduate students and help meet this pressing need in today’s society,” said CLAE Dean Jocelyn Boryczka. “Providing this important investment in our graduate students means we have the chance to equip more professions with the academic training and hands-on skills they need to help people,” she added.

“University of Detroit Mercy’s Master of Arts program for Clinical Psychology combines academic rigor, small cohorts, individualized career planning and advising for a unique experience,” said Kristen Abraham, associate professor and program director. “We are very enthusiastic about the new Detroit Mercy Ignite Scholarship and the incredible opportunity it creates for graduate students.” 

For more information about the Master of Arts program for Clinical Psychology and to register for the Jan. 19, 2023 Virtual Open House, please visit