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Sample Course Schedule for Our Clinical Psychology Degree

Palo Alto University (PAU) offers an accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Fitting for students who have recently earned their undergraduate or master's degree and current professionals seeking further education in the field, the Ph.D. track is suitable for those pursuing career opportunities as researchers and clinicians.

Full-Time Study Program

The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at PAU is a full-time study program, and most students graduate within five years. Students are required to take three years of academic coursework totaling 168 units, including 150 core course units and 18 elective units. A sample course schedule for the Clinical Psychology degree can be viewed below. Additional requirements for the program are:

  • Personal Psychotherapy (8 hours)
  • Publication and Presentation
  • Written Research, Clinical, and Assessment Competency Examinations
  • Oral Clinical Competency Examination
  • Practicums (2 years)
  • Dissertation (30 units)
  • Internship (12 units)

Admission Into the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology Program

Prospective Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology students are required to take four prerequisite courses before applying:

  • Biopsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics

In addition to the PAU graduate school application, applicants must also provide specific documentation for admission into the program, including a resume or curriculum vitae (CV), official transcripts, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores, statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation.

At Palo Alto University, we're dedicated to the success of our graduate students. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology candidates can choose from a number of professional concentrations, and student advising is available to assist students with questions, concerns, and guidance throughout their participation in the program. For more in-depth information about the program, visit our FAQ page.

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