Doctor of Psychology Courses

PsyD | Doctor of Psychology

CalSouthern Doctor of Psychology Courses

The following Doctor of Psychology courses comprise the PsyD program at CalSouthern. The PsyD program includes 30 credit hours of required core courses, and 15 credit hours of elective courses, in addition to a doctoral project and other requirements. Although the PsyD and PhD are both respected doctorates, they differ in that the PsyD is an applied degree, clinically focused, as opposed to the PhD, which is more focused on research and scholarly publication.

Core Course Requirements

PSY 89998A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Elective Courses

PSY 89998A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Comprehensive Examination

PSY 89998A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Practicum

PSY 89998A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Doctoral Project Course Requirements

PSY 89998A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Internship

PSY 89998A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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