Tuition and Financial Aid
- 120 credits are required to complete the program
- Current tuition rates are determined on a per credit-hour basis, and those rates can be found on the Student Accounting websiteunder the heading “Psychology (PsyD)” program for “On-Campus Doctorate Programs” at the following address: https://studentaccounting.eku.edu/graduate-tuition-fees-2023-24
- Current estimated 5-year tuition costs based on the 2023-2024 rates are estimated to be $84,240 (please note this rate is subject to change without notice and is determined by the Graduate School; see the Student Accounting website for updated tuition information).
- Each incoming 1st year student will receive a full-time (20 hrs/week) Graduate Assistantship (GA) that includes a 6 credit-hour tuition waiver during the fall and spring semesters. No GA will be awarded during the summer terms.
- 2nd and 3rd year students will receive a half-time (10 hrs/week) GA position that includes a 3 credit-hour tuition waiver during the fall and spring semesters. Again, no GA positions will be awarded during the summer terms.
- Please note these assistantships are contingent upon maintaining quality work performance of GA-related duties.
- Please also note that the Graduate School determines the pay and tuition waiver rates for GA positions, and these rates are subject to change. For current GA position stipend rates and tuition waiver information, please visit the Graduate School’s website at: https://gradschool.eku.edu/graduate-assistantships
Other Potential Funding Opportunities
- Students are encouraged to apply for licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) after receiving their master’s degree, which may increase their chances of obtaining a paid clinical practicum position.
- Students who have their master’s degree will also be eligible to apply for paid positions as adjunct course instructors and online course moderators; please note these positions may not include a tuition waiver or pay at the same rate as GA positions.
- Students entering the program with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (or a related field) will be eligible for GA positions. Students entering the program with graduate degrees are also encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities described above for paid practicum experiences and teaching.
Applicants with Master’s Degree/Transfer Credits
- Applicants who already have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (or a related field) may apply for admission into the doctoral program.
- The program may accept transfer credit hours towards the completion of the Psy.D. degree at EKU.
- Previous graduate coursework (usually in psychology) must align with the required courses in the doctoral program at EKU.
- Credit for previous graduate coursework will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by program faculty to ensure that it aligns with program courses.
- Transfer credits will be prioritized for non-clinical coursework (e.g., statistics, social, cognitive, developmental). Students will generally be required to complete all of the core clinical courses in the program (e.g., ethics, psychopathology, intellectual assessment, personality assessment, therapy and counseling techniques).
Students entering the program with a master’s degree in psychology must complete at least three full-time years of education and training at EKU, including a one-year internship. At least one of the three years in residency at the program must be fulltime.