Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Required Psy.D. Credits

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The Psy.D. program in clinical psychology is a full-time, five-year program of study. Students entering the program with a bachelor's degree begin the program at the first year of the curriculum as first year students. First-year students will be awarded the M.S. clinical, practitioner track degree upon successful completion of their first three semesters and the master's written comprehensive examination. Students who enter the program at the first-year level will complete a total of 126 credits, including credit hours for dissertation, field placement, professional supervision and course work.

Students accepted to the program who have already obtained a master's degree in psychology may be eligible to begin their course of study at the second year of the curriculum, as second year students. The second through fourth years of the curriculum consist of a total of 93 credit hours.

Additionally, during the fifth and final year, students will complete a one year "off campus" clinical internship at the end of their academic work.

Students have a total of seven years from the date of admission to complete all of the requirements of the Psy.D. program.

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation