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Clinical Psychology @ City College

Ph.D. Requirements and Goals


Course requirements for the Ph.D. degree include a minimum of 90 academic credits completed within the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 500 hours of clinical work at the Psychological Center, a year-long internship requirement, and defense of a dissertation thesis. The curriculum has broad and general courses as well as treatment-oriented and specialized courses. We offer sequences in research methods, assessment, clinical practica, theory, psychopathology, evidence-based treatments, and diversity.

Dissertations in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology may consist of a broad range of topics and methods. Typically, Clinical@City students are on internship after their fourth or fifth year, having completed the dissertation proposal prior to applying for internship. Required course work and in-residence clinical training can be completed within three years. See our path to degree page for a model sequence of courses.