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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

University of San Francisco
Program overview
5 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Start dates
San Francisco
August 2020 
August 2021 
August 2022 

Program description

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology is designed to train students to translate thought into action, through practice oriented training that stresses the emotional, mental, and physical health needs of underdeserved communities. Emphasizing clinical practice, this program prepares doctoral students to work as health service psychologists in a number of community health environments. 

The program curriculum conforms to a practitioner-scholar model, which highlights applied methods of clinical psychology and inquiry. Graduates of this program will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of scientific psychology
  • Engage in evidence-based conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of human problems using individual, contextual, developmental, and sociocultural perspectives
  • Have a broad scientific knowledge base and employ scientific principles to consume, produce, and disseminate psychological research, with an emphasis on underserved populations
  • Focus on the delivery of interprofessional, integrated healthcare with underserved populations
  • Possess professional attitudes and values
  • Strong collaboration, communication and consultation abilities
  • Self-awareness and reflective practice skills

Admission requirements

The following requirements are considered in the review of applications:

  1. Online Application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Transcript(s)
  4. GRE Results
  5. Resume
  6. Letters of Recommendation

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all candidates who wish to apply to this program. 

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Tuition fees

The cost of this program is $1340 per credit. 


Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Doctor of Psychology. 

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University of San Francisco

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University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street
94117-1080 San Francisco
United States of America

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