Where Can I Find a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Online?

Because of the hands-on nature of this field, there are no programs that can be completed fully online. However, several universities, including the two featured below, offer hybrid Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) programs. Schools offering Clinical Psychology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Hybrid Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychology

Since psychology requires research and immersive clinical experience, online-based degrees are available at certain universities through hybrid programs. Hybrid programs include a mixture of online and in-person educational experiences. Read on to learn about a few of these opportunities for students pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

Important Facts About the Psychology Field

Degrees Psy.D., Ed.S., M.S., M.A., B.S., B.A.
Concentrations Clinical, Sports, Chemical, Industrial, School, Counseling, Child, Forensic
Online Availability Hybrid
Possible Careers Teachers, Counselors, Physicians, Research Developers

California Southern University

All coursework for California Southern University's online Psy.D. program is completed online; however, students also must undertake two practicums and an internship at an approved local site. Core courses cover advanced personality theories, psychopharmacology, statistical methods and analysis, and psychological assessment. Additionally, students must pass qualifying and comprehensive exams and complete a doctoral project.

This program is not APA-accredited, but the school notes that it does meet educational requirements for clinical psychologist licensure in California.

Capella University

Capella University offers an online Psy.D. with a specialization in clinical psychology through its Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This program features both online courses and in-person residencies (including the program's entire third year), during which students learn about clinical interviewing skills, psychological report writing and multicultural perspectives in psychology, among other topics. Doctoral candidates also take part in clinical experiences and an internship, and they complete a research project as well.

Again, this program is not accredited by the APA, but Capella states that it could help graduates meet education requirements for state licensure.

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