Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology


The doctoral program in clinical psychology was among the first Psy.D. programs in the U.S. and has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)* since 1989.  Engage in generalist training in clinical psychology using a scholar-practitioner model based on scientific principles, grounded in evidence-based practice, and learn in a collaborative and cooperative setting. Choose to specialize in adult psychology, child/adolescent/family psychology, forensic psychology or health psychology. Become a trained and licensed professional prepared to practice with a diverse range of clients.


  • Carry with you an emphasis on critical thinking, ethical decision-making and the promotion of social justice
  • Complete four years of practicum training focused on psychological assessment and the delivery of evidenced-based psychological treatments to a diverse range of clients
  • Provide services through the Center for Behaviorial Health, Spalding’s community-based psychological services center and gain clinical experience
  • Provide assessment and treatment to under-served populations as part of your curriculum 
  • Develop data-driven research and critical thinking skills during your dissertation that can be applied to future practice
  • Participate in faculty-led Research Interest Groups (RIGs), where you can earn authorship on publications and presentations


You may be eligible to transfer up to 30 hours of master’s level courses from another university.

Our internship match rate consistently above the national average for Psy.D. programs. 

Our program is a recipient of a four-year, 2.6 million dollar HRSA grant, which funds the majority of our Psy.D. students with at least 50 percent tuition scholarships.

We are a member of National Council of the Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.

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Career Options

This is a degree and training program that will prepare you to work in a wide range of psychological service settings:

  • Hospitals
  • University counseling centers
  • Community mental health centers
  • Schools
  • Forensic settings
  • Private practice
  • Primary care settings
*For further information about the accreditation status of this or any other psychology doctoral program, please contact: APA Office of Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242,  202-336-5979.