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Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at EKU includes 120 credit-hours of course work in the theory and practice of psychology, extensive practicum experience, and a year-long full-time clinical internship. Our program includes a particular focus on preparing practitioners to work in rural communities. The curriculum provides opportunities for training in:

  • Rural mental health
  • Telehealth
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health administration
  • School-based mental health
  • Working with traditionally underserved populations, including veterans and their families, adults and children with developmental disabilities, and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Forensic/correctional psychology
  • Assessment and management of suicidal behavior

The Psy.D. program at EKU is currently ACCREDITED, ON CONTINGENCY by the American Psychological Association (APA). We were awarded this status on April 15, 2018 and will have this accreditation status until April 15, 2023. 

‘Accredited, on contingency’ is granted if and only if the program meets all standards except for the inclusion of all required outcome data on students in the program and after program completion.  To move from ‘accredited, on contingency’ status to fully accredited, the program must provide the required data within three (3) years of receiving "accredited, on contingency" status.

If you complete a program that is recognized as “accredited, on contingency” effective before your graduation date, you will have completed an APA accredited program. Accreditation is effective as of the date of adjournment of the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) meeting in which the decision was made.


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:

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