Loyola's Psy.D. program employs a unique, service-oriented educational method and trains doctoral students to become innovators and leaders capable of meeting the evolving demands of mental health service providers. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association, adheres to the scholar-practitioner model of education, emphasizing the integration of a comprehensive knowledge base, appropriate attitudes and clinical skills.
The first program of it's kind in Maryland, this full-time, five-year course of study (four years for those who hold a qualifying master's degree) leads to licensure in any state. Psy.D. students take four/five courses per semester and devote approximately 20 hours per week to clinical training. Classes begin the first week of September and end by the middle of May. There are no courses during the summer; however, other program requirements such as comprehensive examinations and dissertation preparation are required during the summer.
Applicants with a master's degree and appropriate course work will be considered for admission to the second year of the curriculum. The first through fourth years of course work and clinical experience are completed at Loyola's campus in Baltimore and at area field placement sites. The fifth year is a full-time clinical internship, which may or may not be located in the Baltimore area.
Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.
For more information contact
Traci Martino, M.S., Director of Program Operations
*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