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The requirements to obtain the Psychology Doctorate degree are:

  1. Approve all required and elective courses, as well as all practicum and seminars while maintaining a good standing in the University. A minimum of 86 credits is needed to satisfy the academic requirements. Additionally, the student will complete all required clinical training hours and a 2000 pre-doctoral internship hours.   The doctoral dissertation and the pre-doctoral internship do not carry credit value as they are computed by the hour
  2. Successfully complete 1100 hours of clinical practice during the first 6 semesters of the program as follows:a.   2 hours per week for 25 weeks of the first and second semester of the first year attending PSY 581/582 for a total of 50 hours per semester

    b.   2 hours each week of the first and second semester of the second year attending didactic sessions (PSY 683 / 685) and 8 hours per week of direct clinical contact during 25 weeks for a total of 250 semester hours.

    c.   2 hours each week of the first and second semester of the second year attending didactic sessions (PSY 786 / 787) and 8 hours per week of direct clinical contact during 25 weeks for a total of 250 semester hours.

  3. Approve the Comprehensive Examination offered by the end of the second year and the Clinical Practice Examination (CPX) to be taken by the end of the third year.
  4. Complete 2000 hours of a doctoral internship.  The internship may be completed in 40 hours per week during a 12-month period (Full Time) or 20 hours per week in a 24-month period (Half Time).
  5. Present a research project (doctoral dissertation) directly related to the field of Psychology, preferably, on a topic related to Professional Psychology, or an Intensive Case Study.

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