Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD): Earn Your Doctorate to Become a Licensed Psychologist in New York State

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD): Earn Your Doctorate to Become a Licensed Psychologist in New York State

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Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (PsyD)

Prepare to engage in the ethical and diversity-sensitive practice of professional psychology through our APA accredited (on contingency) doctoral program in clinical psychology and become a license-eligible psychologist in the US and Canada. Meet our counseling and clinical psychology faculty.

American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited on contingency by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation  (Contingent status in effect until March 23, 2027.)*
 
*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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We provide a stimulating learning environment where students can develop personally and professionally to become outstanding practitioners.

Lynn Horne-Moyer, Ph.D., PsyD Program Director

About the Program

Medaille's APA-accredited (on contingency) doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD) is a full-time, practitioner-oriented program that prepares you for a career as a licensed psychologist. Graduates are prepared to engage in the ethical and diversity-sensitive practice of professional psychology. We provide training in psychological assessment, psychotherapy, consultation and clinical leadership. Additionally, you will gain a firm grounding in the scientific and clinical underpinnings of psychology to deliver effective diagnostic and therapeutic services. The PsyD program will take a minimum of 5 years to complete.

 

Admission Requirements

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What can you do with Medaille's PsyD degree?

The doctoral program in clinical psychology opens doors to professional practice with medical, forensic and mental health populations. PsyD holders typically go into private practice or work in a variety of government, private or nonprofit settings, including hospitals, clinics, prisons and corporate offices. Salaries are significantly higher than master's level practitioners and those with non-doctorate psychology degrees.

 

Program Specs

Accreditation: The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited on contingency by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (contingent status in effect until March 23, 2027.)

Credits: 99 credits; full-time

Program Length: 5 to 5+ years

Delivery: Classes meet twice per week on consecutive days

Practicum: Over 1,000 hours of supervised practicum experience in assessment and theory

Internship: One-year pre-doctoral internship under the supervision of qualified psychologists

Dissertation: Clinical dissertation in close consultation with your faculty advisor

What does the doctoral program in clinical psychology entail?

In Medaille's PsyD program, students work closely  with faculty mentors and supervisors who support their professional and personal development. Through completing extensive clinical training, students gain experience and confidence as they complete a degree needed for licensure. Training includes more than 1,000 hours of supervised practicum experience,  a one-year pre-doctoral internship and clinical dissertation. Students may develop their expertise by selecting one of our optional concentrations.

 

Optional Concentrations

General Adult Concentration
Students in the general adult concentration explore the diagnosis and treatment of problems across the adult lifespan.

Child and Family Concentration
Students choosing the child and family concentration explore the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families within a variety of settings.

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The sense of community and support is the first thing I think of when asked about the PsyD program. I have been able to develop what I feel is a professional "Medaille family," including peers, mentors, past supervisors and professors. Specifically, developing relationships with my cohort had a significant impact on my personal and professional life, which can be expected, considering you spend five or more years together!

Colleen Adams, PsyD, '10, '14, '18, Medaille College Adjunct Professor

 

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is right for you if ...

You aspire for a career as a professional psychologist and need a program that focuses on the practice of psychology and applied research, and meets the requirements for licensure in New York State. Yo aim to deliver effective diagnostic and therapeutic services to diverse populations of clients and yearn to learn how to exercise leadership and work effectively with other disciplines as part of a professional team.

You are prepared to undertake an intense, full-time program and have longed to move toward the doctoral level. When you acquire your Doctor of Psychology, you are on your way to becoming a professional, ethical, knowledgeable and successful partner.

You are interested in addressing health and mental health needs from a scientific point of view and you have a fascination with diagnosis and theory. You want a firm grounding in formal psychological testing and comprehensive assessment with children or adults, including neuropsychological, intelligence, cognitive and personality testing.

 

You want to practice independently as a licensed psychologist. Our graduates have obtained licensure/registration in New York, Rhode Island and Ontario.

You are interested in teaching and you want to immerse yourself in the theory and research basis of human behavior and behavioral change.

You desire to learn from licensed professionals with real-world experience. As experts in the field, Medaille College faculty will be mentors in your academic and professional development. Small, dynamic class settings appeal to you, and you like the idea of studying in weekly small-group sessions with other dedicated individuals who become a source of support, intellectual stimulation and professional contacts.

Courses, Requirements & Policies

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Clinical Psychology Program Data: Enrollment & Outcomes

Licensure

Outcome 2011-2021
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago

31

The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 16
Licensure percentage 52%

 

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the first year of enrollment (i.e. new students) 0 0 12 - 14 - 10 - 11 - 14 - 9 - 5 - 6 - 9 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts NA 0 12 100 6 43 7 70 4 36 4 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student still enrolled in program NA 0   0 4 29 2 20 4 36 7 50 5 56 4 80 2 33

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89
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree NA 0   0 4 29 1 10 3 27 3 21 4 44 1 20 4 67 1 11

 

Program Costs

Description 2021-22 First Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $43,920
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $43,920
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") $1,220
University/institution fees or costs $100
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $4,500

 

Time to Completion for All Students Entering the Program

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript           5 7 2 9 8 31
Mean number of years to complete the program           5 5.2 5.3 6.4 5.75 5.6
Median number of years to complete the program           5 5 5.3 6.3 6 5.3
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years   ####   ####   ####   ####   #### 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 years   ####   ####   ####   ####   #### 5 100 4 57 2 100 1 11 3 38 15 48
Students in 6 years   ####   ####   ####   ####   #### 0 0 3 43 0 0 3 33 3 38 9 29
Students in 7 years   ####   ####   ####   ####   #### 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 2 25 3 10
Students in more than 7 years   ####   ####   ####   ####   #### 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 44 0 0 4 13

 

Transfer Credits

Medaille College's transfer policy permits acceptance of up to nine (9) graduate credits earned at other accredited colleges and institutions of higher learning. Students must be in good standing with a letter grade of B or above, and must choose a major before being accepted into a graduate program. Students who wish to have credit(s) from previous institutions counted toward a Medaille College graduate degree may petition the appropriate program director or department chair for transfer credit, in writing, at the beginning of their program. The program director/department chair will determine if graduate coursework completed at another institution can transfer into the program as an equivalency for an existing graduate course. Upon review of the transfer request, the program director/department chair will inform the Office of the Registrar, in writing, of the decision, and will specify which course is to be allowed as transfer credit for a specific Medaille course. The provost makes final approval. This documentation will be placed in the student's permanent file. Only credit is transferable; grades, quality points and cumulative averages do not transfer. Information, including admission requirements, program deadlines and necessary documentation required for the admission process is available on our post-traditional, graduate and online student admissions page. Admission into graduate study is granted by Medaille College upon the recommendation of the department chair or program director of the graduate program, or in some cases, by a graduate admissions committee.

 

Internship Placement: Table 1

Outcome  Year Applied for Internship
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 0 1 13 2 20 5 63 2 22
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 0 4 50 4 40 1 13 2 22
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained  internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 11 100 3 38 4 40 2 25 5 56
Students who obtained any internship 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 0 #### 11 100 8 100 10 100 8 100 9 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 11 - 8 - 10 - 8 - 9 -

 

Internship Placement: Table 2

 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 11 - 8 - 10 - 8 - 9 -
Students who obtained paid internships   ####   ####   ####   ####   ####   0   0   0   0   0
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable)   ####   ####   ####   ####   ####   0   0   0   0   0

*Only includes students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from "Internship Placement - Table 1"

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Program News


Medaille’s PsyD Program Receives Accreditation From the American Psychological Association

Medaille University’s clinical psychology doctoral program (PsyD) has received accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA), Commission on Accreditation, with a routine contingent status in effect until March 23, 2027. This opens new doors for Medaille’s PsyD students, including eligibility for licensure in all states and access to more competitive internship placements, grants and loan repayment programs.

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The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited on contingency by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (Contingent status in effect until March 23, 2027.)

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
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