Our full-time course of studies and supervised experiences leading to the doctor of psychology degree prepares students who like to combine science and research with a clinical experience to become scholar-practitioners. Although a bachelor's degree with a major in psychology is desirable, it's not essential to apply to the PSyD program, which is accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5979), and follows the model of training developed by the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology (NCSPP).
An integrated system of introductory experiences (via practica) and internships (via in-the-field placements) are common across the entire length of the program. Our integrated internship, usually a separate and independent component in other competitive programs, is fulfilled over two years (three days a week) and is equal to a full-time doctoral internship. For the past seven years, 100 percent of our students obtained paid APA/CPA-accredited internships.
Our curriculum covers a broad array of topic areas and tracks, including cognitive/behavioral therapy, cross-cultural and diversity psychology, family therapy, forensic psychology, group psychotherapy, health psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology.
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You may pursue a maximum of two curricular clusters or tracks at the same time, however, some combinations are incompatible. A maximum of seven calendar years is allowed for the completion of all requirements for the doctoral degree. In most instances, however, more than 90 percent of our students have completed the degree requirements in approximately five years.