Psy.D. Graduation

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Students admitted into the Psy. D. program in Clinical Psychology are responsible for completing the program requirements that are in effect at the time of their admission. The school retains the rights to modify these requirements in accordance with the demands of the profession of psychology and in response to program assessment outcomes, and accreditation recommendations.

Successfully complete a total of 113 required credit hours which include:

  • 24 Credit hours of required foundation courses in scientific psychology (each course is 3 credit hours unless otherwise specified):
    • Human development
    • Memory and cognition
    • Biological bases of behavior
    • Advanced social psychology
    • Motivation and emotion
    • History and Systems
    • Industrial and organizational psychology
    • Neuropharmacology
  • 6 credit hours of professional ethics (PSY 6100, PSY 7901)
  • 6 credit hours of psychopathology (PSY 6450, PSY 6630)
  • 3 credit hours of individual and cultural diversity (PSY 6620)
  • 15 credit hours of psychotherapy theory and practice (PSY 6300, 6310, 6320,
    7350, Addictions Treatment)
  • 3 credit hours of group theory and interventions (PSY 7250)
  • 9 credit hours of assessment theory and practice (PSY 6250, PSY 6255, 7400)
  • 9 credit hours of research and statistics (PSY 6700, 6705, 7010)
  • 3 credit hours of supervision and consultation (PSY 7900)
  • 5 credit hours of integrative professional project (PSY 7905-1CH, PSY 7906-1CH, PSY 7907)
  • 27 credit hours of clinical practicum experience (PSY 6510, 6520, 6521, 6522, 6530, 6531, 6532, 6540, 6541)
  • 3 credit hours of clinical internship (PSY 7990)
  • Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examinations
    • Phase I (Literature Review)
    • Phase II (Foundational Knowledge Exam)
    • Phase III (Comprehensive Case Conceptualization)
  • Completion and oral defense of a Comprehensive Integrative Professional Project
  • Successful completion of a one-year clinical internship
  • Completion of all degree requirements within a 7-year time frame with all coursework and practicum completed by the end of the fifth year, and before starting the predoctoral internship
  • A completed Application for Graduation submitted to the Graduate Studies office


Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)