Loyola University Maryland


Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology

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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 its 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. All students must submit and pass a background check prior to admission. Psy.D. students take four/five courses per semester and devote approximately 10-16 hours per week to clinical training. Other program requirements include both written and oral comprehensive examinations and a dissertation.

Maryjo and SharonApplicants with a master's degree and appropriate course work will be considered for advanced standing (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.

Director, Clinical Training

Mary Jo Coiro, Ph.D.

For more information contact

Traci Martino, M.S., Director, 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
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation



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