Students entering the PsyD program must complete requirements for the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology before they may begin to sign up for dissertation credits, take the competency examination, or apply for internship.
The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Psychology degrees typically can be completed in five years of full-time study, with four years devoted to coursework and practicum and one year designated for the internship. Students earn the MS upon completion of the 75 credits designated for this degree, including the thesis.
- 148 credits
- Completion of required and elective courses
- Completion of MS in Clinical Psychology
- Successful completion of three terms each of Practicum 1 and Practicum 2 (24 credits total), with a maximum of 16 hours of clinical work per week
- A minimum of 1,500 training hours of internship (either full-time supervised clinical experience for one calendar year, or a comparable half-time supervised clinical experience for two consecutive years)
- Successful defense and submission of a dissertation
- Successful completion of the Interprofessional Competence sequence
- Attendance at a minimum of at least two Diversity Day events
- Attendance at a miminum of at least four Interprofessional Case Conferences
- Attendance at a minimum of at least one Colloquia
Students must complete all requirements for the MS and PsyD requirements in an eight-year period.