A Psy. D degree allows students interested in the physical, developmental and social aspects of psychology to pursue their interests with a more advanced level of education on the subject. Students interested in furthering their education to the doctorate level have already met the prerequisite degree requirements and have the opportunity to choose a specific area of psychology on which to focus the next step of their education.
10 Schools for Psy.D Degrees
These schools offer Psy.D programs which may provide clinical training and research opportunities as well as specializations in different areas.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Graduate Tuition and Fees 2015-2016*|
|American University||Washington, DC||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$27,898|
|Boston University||Boston, MA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$48,082|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$44,176|
|Fordham University||Bronx, NY||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$31,713|
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$40,984|
|University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA||4-year, Public||$17,094 in-state, $26,892 out-of-state|
|University of Tulsa||Tulsa, OK||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$21,648|
|Northwestern University||Evanston, IL||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$49,064|
|Northeastern University||Boston, MA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$22,061|
|Harvard University||Cambridge, MA||4-year, Private, not-for-profit||$42,872|
Sources:* National Center for Educational Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Students interested in a Psy. D degree may want to take the following into consideration:
- Students may want to consider if the program is accredited, since this ensures that the program meets the highest industry standards.
- Some schools may offer different concentration options for students seeking to study a specialized area of psychology.
- Students may want to consider if a program meets state licensure requirements.
- Students may want to look at programs that offer a variety of practicum opportunities in order to gain additional proficiency and experience.
Doctor of Psychology
The Psy.D. program emphasizes the practical application of psychology in private practice, hospitals, schools, industry and sports settings.
Additional requirements may include practicums, internships and doctoral projects. A bachelor's degree in psychology or a related degree is required for admission to a Psy.D. program.
Psy. D Programs are available at a variety of schools, and may offer specializations in different areas of psychology. Students should seek an accredited program that meets state licensing requirements, and may wish to find a program that offers opportunities to gain experience, such as practicums.