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The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program will prepare students for careers as licensed psychologists, serving their communities through applied clinical practice. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association through 2027*.

*For further information about the accreditation status of this or any other psychology doctoral program, please contact the APA Office of Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, Phone: 202-336-5979.

Pepperdine University employs the practitioner-scholar model of doctoral training in which academics, clinical training, and research are conjoined. This rigorous program consists of three years of clinically relevant coursework and supervised clinical training, followed by one year of internship, and completion of a clinical dissertation. After completion of postdoctoral clinical training, graduates will be eligible to be examined for licensure as psychologists throughout the country and in Canada.

As a Pepperdine student, you will receive personalized support for your academic development and personal growth.

Access to major-university resources at the #46-ranked university in the US*

Cohort model designed for strong peer support and lifelong professional relationships.

Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions.

Complete 82 credits in approximately 48 months

* U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities