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Clinical Psychology Courses 
PCOM PsyD Program Course Sequence

Requirements for the PCOM PsyD program, offered at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania campus, include didactic clinical psychology courses, practicum experiences, electives, dissertation preparation and an internship.

The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

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Clinical Psychology Courses

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
CPSY 102 Doctoral Writing Skills Seminar No course credit is given. A $500 fee is assessed. 0
CPSY 601 Learning Theories 3
CPSY 603 Behavioral Medicine 3
CPSY 622 Ethics in Psychology 3
CPSY 695E Professional Development Seminar 1
 Hours10
Term 2
CPSY 103 Doctoral Writing Skills Seminar No course credit is given. A $500 fee is assessed. Following the first term, and at the discretion of the Program Director, students may have the option to waive this seminar for the remaining terms. 0
CPSY 608 Social Psychology 3
CPSY 616 Lifespan Development 3
CPSY 624 Research I: Research Design and Methodology 3
CPSY 695E Professional Development Seminar 1
 Hours10
Term 3
CPSY 104 Doctoral Writing Skills Seminar No course credit is given. A $500 fee is assessed. Following the first term, and at the discretion of the Program Director, students may have the option to waive this seminar for the remaining terms. 0
CPSY 620 Psychopathology (+ SCID Lab) 3
CPSY 623 Human Diversity: Multiculturalism and Individual Differences 3
CPSY 625 Research II: Univariate and Multivariate + Lab (+ Lab) 4
CPSY 695E Professional Development Seminar 1
 Hours11
Second Year
Term 1
CPSY 605 History and Systems 3
CPSY 607 Cognitive Affective Bases of Behavioral Intervention 3
CPSY 698A STEPPS Comprehensive Exam A 0
 Hours6
Term 2
CPSY 626 Assessment I: Assessing Cognitive Ability (+ Lab) 3
CPSY 629 Physiological Basis Behavior 3
CPSY 630 Cognitive Therapy (+ Therapy Skills Lab) 3
CPSY 688 Integrative Health Care 0.5
 Hours9.5
Term 3
CPSY 627 Assessment II: Objective Personality + Lab (+ Lab) 3
CPSY 662 Behavior Therapy (+ Therapy Skills Lab) 3
CPSY 688 Integrative Health Care 0.5
 Hours6.5
Term 4
CPSY 628 Assessment III: Projective Assessment (+ Lab) 3
CPSY 681 Essay Comprehensive Exam No course credit is given. A $500 fee is assessed. 0
CPSY 682 Objective Comprehensive Exam No course credit is given. A $500 fee is assessed. 0
CPSY 688 Integrative Health Care 0.5
 Hours3.5
Third Year
Term 1
CPSY 652 Practicum I 1.5
CPSY 698B STEPPS Comprehensive Exam B 0
 Hours1.5
Term 2
CPSY 653 Practicum II 1.5
CPSY 674 Research III: Dissertation Development Seminar 1.5
CPSY 788 Integrative Behavioral Health Seminar 1
 Hours4
Term 3
CPSY 654 Practicum III 1.5
CPSY 674A Research IV: Method Development and Strategic Planning 1.5
CPSY 788 Integrative Behavioral Health Seminar 1
 Hours4
Term 4
CPSY 655 Practicum IV 1.5
CPSY 661 Administration, Consultation and Supervision: Behavioral Health 3
CPSY 674B Research V: Manuscript Development and Defense Planning 1.5
CPSY 788 Integrative Behavioral Health Seminar 1
 Hours7
Fourth Year
Term 1
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
CPSY 710 Practicum V 1.5
CPSY 698C STEPPS Comprehensive Exam C 0
 Hours2.5
Term 2
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
CPSY 711 Practicum VI 1.5
Elective 6 credits of electives to be completed after 2nd year courses are completed. Students choose from various 1, 2, or 3 credit electives. 2
 Hours4.5
Term 3
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
CPSY 712 Practicum VII 1.5
Elective 6 credits of electives to be completed after 2nd year courses are completed. Students choose from various 1, 2, or 3 credit electives. 2
 Hours4.5
Term 4
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
CPSY 713 Practicum VIII 1.5
Elective 6 credits of electives to be completed after 2nd year courses are completed. Students choose from various 1, 2, or 3 credit electives. 2
 Hours4.5
Fifth Year
Term 1
CPSY 667 Internship Students who begin internship placements within 2 weeks or less of the end of the summer term starting year 5 will not register for internship this term. Instead, register for internship starting in fall of year 5 and register for 1 credit/term from fall through summer. A total of 4 credits of internship must be completed over the terms which align with students' internship placements. .5
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
 Hours1.5
Term 2
CPSY 667 Internship Students who register concurrently in a given term for one credit each of Internship and Dissertation Advisement will have the fee waived for one of these credits. 1
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
 Hours2
Term 3
CPSY 667 Internship Students who register concurrently in a given term for one credit each of Internship and Dissertation Advisement will have the fee waived for one of these credits. 1
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
 Hours2
Term 4
CPSY 667 Internship Students who register concurrently in a given term for one credit each of Internship and Dissertation Advisement will have the fee waived for one of these credits. 1
CPSY 675 Dissertation Advisement Dissertation credits (beyond the 9 credits for Research III-V) do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
 Hours2
Sixth Year
Term 1
CPSY 667 Internship Students who begin internship placements within 2 weeks or less of the end of the summer term starting year 5 will not register for internship that term. Instead, register for internship starting in fall of year 5 and register for 1 credit/term from fall through summer. A total of 4 credits of internship must be completed over the terms which align with students' internship placements. .5
CPSY 795 Dissertation Editing Doctoral students must register for 1 credit/term of CPSY 675: Dissertation Advisement each term until thesis is successfully defended. Students who have successfully defended their dissertations will register for CPSY 795: Dissertation Editing until all edits are made to the satisfaction of their dissertation chairs/committees and the final documents are submitted for binding. The fee will be waived for the first term; for any subsequent terms, students will be charged for one credit/term until the final documents are submitted for binding. Dissertation Editing credits do not count toward the minimum of 89 credits required for degree completion. 1
 Hours1.5
 Total Hours98
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