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Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
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Enroll in a unique program specifically created to provide professional psychological services to Spanish-speaking and other diverse populations. With our two cutting-edge specializations, Latinx Mental Health or Diverse Populations, our doctoral program offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a multi-cultural environment with a strong social justice focus. Our practitioner-scholar model will prepare you to contribute meaningfully to the field and practice of clinical psychology. Our diverse faculty and student body round out the learning experience by providing a variety of worldviews and cultural perspectives.
Small Classes; Maximum Attention
Your cohort will be capped at 15 students, giving you the opportunity to work closely with your peers and an expert faculty. Faculty members offer a significant amount of mentoring and advising throughout the coursework and fifth year internship.
Flexible Class Schedule
This is designed as a full-time, day-time five-year graduate program. Over the first four years, courses will be offered two days per week Monday through Thursday, year-round with additional research, practica and professional development activities when not in class. The program will culminate with a fifth-year, full-time clinical internship.
Support for Research Requirements
Embedded in the required coursework, all students are expected to complete a dissertation prior to beginning their clinical internship to help inform their practice. Students work closely with their advisor to fulfill this requirement as it relates to your chosen specialization.
Practica and the final-year internship are integral to our practitioner-scholar curriculum. In the fifth- and final-year of the program all students are required to complete a full-time clinical internship. This may be a local or national placement and students enroll in a 3 unit course each semester of the final year as part of this requirement.
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Mount Saint Mary’s University PsyD in Clinical Psychology graduates are eligible to sit for licensure as a Psychologist in California. The Board of Psychology of California is the licensing authority for California and requires an exam on the laws and regulations for practice of psychology in California, as well as the national EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology). Licenses in other states are granted by the licensing authority in those individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state, as well as additional education requirements. Mount Saint Mary’s University will assist applicants and students in determining licensure requirements for states other than California. For assistance with determining licensure requirements for any particular state, contact the Director of the PsyD Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also find the contact information and licensure requirements for the licensing authority in California and other jurisdictions by visiting the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) website.