The Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology is a full-time, five-year program of study. All entering students must complete and pass a background check prior to admission. Accepted applicants will begin the program at the first year of the curriculum, as 1st year students. The first year of the curriculum includes coursework and clinical placement. First-year students will be awarded the M.S. in Psychology degree upon successful completion of the required credit hours (typically in January of the 2nd year). Students who enter the program at the first-year level will complete a total of 124 credits, including credit hours for dissertation, clinical placement, and course work. Students will take written and oral comprehensive exams following the third year of the curriculum, prior to applying for doctoral internship. The final, fifth year is a full-time doctoral internship for most students.
All requirements for the Psy.D. program, including the dissertation and doctoral internship, must be completed within seven years of enrollment in the program. This necessitates that students apply for doctoral internship no later than the fall of their sixth academic year.
Interim Director, Clinical Training:
Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D. (Fall 2022) / Cara H. Jacobson, Psy.D. (Spring 2023)
For more information contact:
Traci Martino, M.S., Director, Program Operations
*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