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Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

California Lutheran University's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) is a five-year program that integrates theoretical and practical approaches to prepare graduates for careers as licensed clinical psychologists.

The program provides students with a solid foundation in the science of clinical practice. The curriculum includes six core courses that provide an in-depth developmental examination of major diagnostic categories, with an emphasis on research-informed practice.

This program meets the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register of Health Service Psychologists “Guidelines for Defining ‘Doctoral Degree in Psychology.’” Therefore, graduates of this designated program who decide to apply for licensing as a psychologist typically will meet the educational requirements for licensing in the United States and Canada. However, in each jurisdiction there are additional requirements that must be satisfied. For exact information, please contact the state, provincial, or territorial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to apply.

The program also benefits from being a part of a comprehensive university. Learn more about Cal Lutheran...

Program Outcomes

Students of the program will gain diverse knowledge and expertise in:

  • Assessment
  • Relationship
  • Interventions
  • Diversity
  • Research and Evaluation

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The PsyD Program at Cal Lutheran is not currently accredited by the American Psychological Association. We cannot guarantee APA Accreditation. Learn more

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