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Degree Requirements

As a five-year post-baccalaureate program, our curriculum is designed to be reflective of the preparation and training requirements of the American Psychological Association.

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WSCUC Approval  

Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and associated areas of specialization is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Our curriculum is also designed to meet the American Psychological Association’s accreditation standards via the “Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology” (SoA).


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 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.