APA Accredited Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Degree Program
In our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program, our central goal is to prepare you to become a competent, valuable contributor to the field of health service psychology. Our program’s strengths include our commitment to student learning and mentoring, our diversity among faculty and students, and our focus on clinical practice. Argosy’s Clinical Psychology PsyD Degree Programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), Learn more here.
Why a Clinical Psychology PsyD Degree?
A Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) is a terminal degree designed to prepare students for applied professional practice within the mental health field. The program length for full-time students is 5 years, including an internship and Clinical Research Project. PsyD students will have a higher level of education through these experiences and can learn how to apply psychological science to assist patients through diagnosis, intervention, and psychological assessment.
Why a Clinical PsyD Degree at Argosy?
Throughout the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Argosy University, classroom experiences are intended to provide you with a strong knowledge base of theory and research but, more importantly, teach you how to translate this knowledge into professional practice. Your practicum and internship experiences then give you an opportunity to apply these concepts while working with clinical patients.
Clinical training involves supervised out-of-class contact with a clinical population. Through this experience, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge, implement clinical techniques based on this knowledge, and develop the professional and personal attitudes important to the identity of a professional psychologist. By the end of clinical training, you should possess effective assessment and intervention skills and practice in a highly ethical manner.
During clinical training, you’ll advance through progressively more challenging levels of training. At each level, your progress is assessed in multiple ways by experienced core faculty members and field supervisors. Most students in the Psychology Doctorate (PsyD) Degree Program generally complete their practicum in the second through fourth years of the program and their pre-doctoral internship in the fifth year of the program.
Argosy University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program subscribes to the APA Standards of Accreditation. Students are expected to establish an identity in and orientation to health service psychology by acquiring necessary discipline-specific knowledge and profession-wide competencies, including research methods, ethical standards, assessment and intervention, and more.
What career opportunities are there for graduates of the Clinical Psychology PsyD program?
Below are just some of the career path opportunities our PsyD Clinical Psychology graduates can pursue:
- Clinical Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- Private Practice Psychologist
- Forensic Psychologist
- Correctional Facility Psychologist
- Military Psychologist
- University Professor
Argosy University prepares PsyD students for careers in Clinical Psychology through hands-on training and real-world experience. We offer programs at eight campuses all over the country, so wherever you live, we're sure to have something for you.