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.
Applicants 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
At its April 4-7, 2019 meeting, the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) voted to approve continued accreditation of the doctoral Clinical Psy.D. program at Loyola University Maryland, with its next site visit scheduled 10 years from the date of the program’s last site visit. This decision is based on the CoA’s professional judgement that the program has demonstrated that it adheres to the Standards of Accreditation in Health Service Psychology (SoA). The CoA can choose to approve each program or not and anywhere from one year to ten years. Receiving the full ten year accreditation status is a testament to the program standing and academic quality.
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