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PsyD Five-Year Curriculum

Student progress through the program is sequential, cumulative, and graded in complexity. Certain courses are offered to first year students that are designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for courses that will follow in subsequent years. In addition, certain advanced courses require the student to have the background of more basic courses in order to benefit fully from the course experience. Students must satisfy all stated prerequisites for a course before a registration for that course can be considered official.

Students are encouraged to follow a five-year completion plan in their doctoral studies. This program must be completed in seven years.

  • Year One (32 Credits)
    • Fall Semester
      • PP7110 - Professionalization Group I (1)
      • PP7300 - Psychopathology I (3)
      • PP7370 - Cognitive Assessment (3)
      • PP7365 - Clinical Interviewing (3)
      • PP7209 - Psychometrics (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP7111 - Professionalization Group II (1)
      • PP7301 - Psychopathology II (3)
      • PP7385 - Personality Assessment (3)
      • PP8010 - Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy (3)
      • PP7340 - Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • PP7373 - Integrative Assessment (3)
      • PP8020 - Person Centered and Experiential Theory & Therapy (3)
      • PP7332 - Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting3 (0)
  • Year Two (30 Credits)
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8201 - Practicum I (3)
      • PP7200 - Statistics and Research Methods I (3)
      • PP7010 - Lifespan Development (3)
      • PP8030 - Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP8202 - Practicum II (3)
      • PP7201 - Statistics and Research II (3)
      • PP7060 - Social Psychology (3)
      • PP7050 - Physiological Psychology (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • PP8499 - CRP Proposal Development (3)
      • PP7000 - History & Systems (3)
  • Year Three (18 credits)
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8501 - Clinical Research Project I (1)
      • PP8203 - Practicum III (3)
      • PP7040 - Cog. & Affective Processes (3)
      • PP7100 - Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct and Law (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP8502 - Clinical Research Project II (1)
      • PP8204 - Practicum IV (3)
      • PP7360 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • PP8503 - Clinical Research Project III (1)
      • PP8670 - Human Sexuality3 (0)
  • Year Four (18 Credits)
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8205 - Advanced Practicum (1.5)
      • PP8050 - Family & Couples Therapy (3)
      • PP8650 - Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders3 (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP8206 - Advanced Practicum (1.5)
      • PP7350 - Consultation & Supervision (3)
      • PPXXXX - Elective (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • PPXXXX - Elective (3)
  • Year Five/Six (0 Credits)4
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8900 - Internship (0)**
    • Spring Semester
      • PP8900 - Internship (0)**
    • Summer Semester
      • PP8900 - Internship (0)**
  • Notes:

    • 1 This sequence applies to students who started the program Fall Semester 2012 or later.
    • 2 We recommend that students take elective PP7355 Intensive Clinical Observation (1) in their first year.
    • 3 All Clinical Psychology students are required to complete PP8670 Human Sexuality, PP7332 Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting, and PP8650 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders. These courses conform to the California licensure regulations set by the California Board of Psychology and are required for licensure in California.
    • 4 If students elect to complete a half-time internship (PP8901 Half-Time Internship) the program will take six years to complete.

    Internship Requirements:

    To be eligible to apply to internship, students must:
    • Be in good academic standing (a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with no more than two grades below “B-“and not on probation).
    • Successfully pass the Clinical Competency Examination (CCE).
    • Successfully pass CRP proposal orals by October 15th of the fourth year (or the year applying for internship), and prior to submitting internship applications.

    To be eligible to commence internship, students must:
  • Successfully complete all course work with no grades of Incomplete (excluding the Clinical Research Project Sequence).
  • Successfully complete three years of practicum and practicum seminar.
  • Complete a minimum of seven supervised integrated psychological assessment batteries and reports.