Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Requires 117 credits, including practica, internship, and dissertation. Students who enter with a bachelor's degree must also complete an additional 18 credits in the first two years of the Psy.D. program.
Students who enter at Year I receive the M.S. in Clinical Psychology en route to the doctoral degree in August of Year II.
Qualified applicants with master's degrees may apply to enter with Advanced Standing and may apply to transfer up to 24 credits.
Psy.D. Program may be completed in six years for students who enter with bachelor's degrees and five years for students who enter with Advanced Standing.
Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to enable students to complete practica or pursue other activities.
There are nine core doctoral faculty, four associated faculty, and three contributing faculty members. Of the core faculty members, eight teach in the doctoral program, and one is the full-time Clinic Director who supervises students in practicum and internship.
Psy.D. Program follows a cohort model. Students who enter the program at the same time progress through the program as a cohort and take all of their classes together, thus facilitating cooperation, collaboration, and the development of personal bonds.
Optional concentrations available in Psychological Assessment or Couple and Family Psychology.
Theoretical orientation of the Psy.D. program is a complementary blend of psychodynamic interpersonal and systems theories. Within the Psychological Assessment Concentration, students may select the optional Neuropsychology focus.
Lab courses enable students to practice clinical skills under supervision of program faculty.
Chestnut Hill College Assessment and Psychotherapy Clinic provides supervised field placements for students on practica.
Chestnut Hill College Internship Consortium provides local internship placements for qualified students. In 2020-21, the Consortium provided placement for ten students. The Consortium is an APA-Accredited internship site.
Structured sequence of mentoring and advising is designed to enable the student to complete the dissertation in a step-by-step manner prior to internship.
Assistantships provide partial tuition remission and are available for a limited number of qualified students.