Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

NNU's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) is focused on preparing students to be practitioner-scholars who integrate faith into their roles as clinical psychologists. Graduates of this program will be prepared for licensure in the practice of clinical psychology, which takes many forms including psychotherapy/counseling, psychological and cognitive assessment and program administration.

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  • Two entry points allows you to enter the program post-bachelor’s degree or post-master’s degree
  • Strong community support through cohort model

About NNU's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology program is designed to be a dual entry-point 4- or 5-year program, accommodating those entering with any bachelor’s degree (including 18 specific pre-requisite psychology classes) or those with a master’s degree in psychology, counseling or social work. 
The full 5-year program, for those entering with a post-bachelor degree, consists of 121 credits—4 years of coursework and a dissertation, with a final pre-doctoral internship year. Those entering with a master’s degree bypass the first two semesters, allowing for a second entry point into the Psy.D. program with only 104 credits.
The program includes a 3- or 4-year full-time academic residency requirement depending on entry, followed by a full-time 1-year internship experience.

New cohorts begin every year. Applications open in September of the preceding year and the final application deadline is January 15. Accelerated Standing students (master's level) start every May. General Standing Students (BA level) start every August. Classes meet in person on our main campus in Nampa, Idaho.

NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NNU Psy.D. program will be submitting an Intent to Apply application to the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation in the summer of 2023. 

Degree Details

Doctor of Psychology

$925 per credit, $150 per semester technology fee 

Psy.D. Program Course Map

Psy.D. Program Accelerated

I chose NNU for its sense of community, challenging education and support. The Psy.D. program is run by truly dedicated professionals who, from the day I started enquiring to date, have demonstrated nothing but kindness, timelines and a desire to propel students to become the next generation of leaders. NNU offers services in such a timely manner it exceeded my expectations.

Viola Nhapi
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

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