PhD in Clinical Psychology

The PhD in Clinical Psychology program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for psychology licensing exams in some states. This program is designed to meet the academic licensure requirements of some state psychology boards. However, Walden University’s PhD in Clinical Psychology is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and has not received designation by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register (ASPPB/NR), which are requirements for licensure in many states.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide general guidance on licensure issues, state-by-state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it is the responsibility of each student to understand and comply with the most current psychology licensure information for their individual state of residence. Please note, state requirements vary widely.

Walden makes no guarantee that its PhD in Clinical Psychology program will meet the licensure requirements in any state.

Prospective students should review the specific, detailed licensure requirements applicable to their state of residency to see if the Walden program meets all of the current requirements to sit for licensure as set forth in the state regulations. Additionally, some states have additional coursework, residency or fieldwork requirements that students will need in order to be eligible for licensure as a psychologist in that state.

Prospective students enrolling in licensure-leading programs are advised that relocation to another state may impact the student’s ability to complete field experiences and/or to obtain professional licensure, certification or other credential in the state to which they relocate. Prospective students are advised to carefully review, evaluate and understand the current requirements of the applicable licensure board in the state in which they intend to relocate.

All other programs and certificate programs in the School of Psychology not listed on this page are not designed or intended to lead to licensure or certification as a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

Please refer to the chart below for state professional licensure eligibility status for Walden’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program. Please remember that licensure eligibility determinations are ultimately determined by the state board that issues the credential to practice. Prospective students should visit their state board’s website for the most updated and accurate information.

State Academic Program Meets Licensure Requirements?
Alabama Program not offered in this state
Alaska Yes
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Program not offered in this state
California Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Colorado Yes
Connecticut Program not offered in this state
Delaware Program not offered in this state
District of Columbia Program not offered in this state
Florida Program not offered in this state
Georgia Program not offered in this state
Hawaii Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Idaho Program not offered in this state
Illinois Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Indiana Program not offered in this state
Iowa Program not offered in this state
Kansas Program not offered in this state
Kentucky Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Louisiana Program not offered in this state
Maine Program not offered in this state
Maryland Program not offered in this state
Massachusetts Program not offered in this state
Michigan Program not offered in this state
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Program not offered in this state
Missouri Program not offered in this state
Montana Program not offered in this state
Nebraska Program not offered in this state
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Program not offered in this state
New Jersey Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
New Mexico Program not offered in this state
New York Program not offered in this state
North Carolina Program not offered in this state
North Dakota Program not offered in this state
Ohio Yes
Oklahoma Program not offered in this state
Oregon Program not offered in this state
Pennsylvania Program not offered in this state
Puerto Rico Program not offered in this state
Rhode Island Program not offered in this state
South Carolina Program not offered in this state
South Dakota Program not offered in this state
Tennessee Program not offered in this state
Texas Yes
Utah Program not offered in this state
Vermont Program not offered in this state
Virginia Program not offered in this state
Washington Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Program not offered in this state

*“Additional coursework or other requirements” can include courses and/or additional face-to-face instructional hours required by the applicable state as part of professional licensure requirements, which are not included within the standard program of study. Students may add these additional courses or instructional hours to their Walden program of study at an additional cost. Costs for the additional courses may vary, depending on the requirements and may be covered by student financial aid. Students should always check with their state board to verify course and face-to-face instructional hour requirements.

October 11, 2018

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