INTRODUCTION TO THE DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY (PsyD)

One of the most popular degree programs at CalSouthern, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) is an applied, clinically focused degree that meets the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of California. The PsyD culminates in a doctoral project focused on a topic about which you are most passionate—it’s one of the most exceptionally rewarding academic experiences you can undertake. You’ll learn from talented educators who are also leading practitioners in their fields.

Credits required for degree completion: 66

Maximum transfer credits accepted: 9

Program length: 4 years*

Cost per credit: $395



* With maximum transfer credits and by taking courses simultaneously, Learners can complete the degree program in as little as two years. Or, Learners can proceed at a more leisurely pace and complete in no more than 10 years. All coursework is taken online with practicum done at approved local sites


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The PsyD: Psychology’s Applied Doctorate

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) differs from the PhD in that, whereas the PhD is focused primarily on academic research and scholarly publication, the PsyD degree is an applied degree that is clinically focused. It emphasizes counseling and therapy and gives you great leverage and opportunity in your career—you can move into virtually any position in any organizational hierarchy with the PsyD.

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