Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree program is designed to prepare learners for professional psychology practice. Learners pursue a Clinical Psychology specialization during which they engage in a competencybased, scholar-practitioner curriculum that provides them with advanced practice preparation emphasizing the incorporation of scientific knowledge and inquiry into the development, application, and evaluation of ethical and culturally sensitive psychological assessments and interventions. The specialization coursework, residency experiences, clinical training, and research are sequential, developmental, and graded in complexity to ensure that successful graduates gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to form effective professional relationships; conduct appropriate psychological assessments; successfully implement evidence-based interventions; evaluate the outcomes of programs and therapeutic interventions; and engage in supervision, consultation, and advocacy related to the practice of clinical psychology.