Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume all responsibilities in a broad
range of clinical settings. The program recruits the in-practice professional who
has a master's degree and is working as a mental health professional in human services.
This population brings a high level of maturity, established skills, diverse backgrounds
and strong motivation to succeed. The program is designed to be completed in 5 years
including course work, practicum, internship and dissertation.
The PsyD program is an 89-credit multi-year curriculum. The curriculum integrates
the PCOM Department of Psychology's interdisciplinary core graduate courses, the competencies
listed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
and the core areas recommended by the American Psychological Association's Committee
on Accreditation and the National Register.
Successful completion of the program will allow the graduate to qualify for the Examination
for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) for licensure as a psychologist.