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Pepperdine | Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Benefits of the Program:


  • Classes are conducted at the West Los Angeles campus, an accessible location for most Southern California commuters.
  • Students complete three years of full-time course work and a one-year, full-time internship or a two-year, half-time internship.  
  • Small class size. Each September, the program enrolls approximately 26 students.  
  • Students have the opportunity to gain essential clinical experience in the first year.  
  • An exceptional element of the program is the dissertation. Students develop and demonstrate the ability to utilize the research literature and to implement a sound scholarly process to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize relevant information on a focused topic related to the professional practice of clinical psychology.
  • 6. Extensive practicum training that prepares students for the highest quality internship placement.
  • Prepares graduates to become licensed psychologists.  
  • Financial aid and career services.