Clinical Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Degree Program

The CNU Doctor of Psychology Degree Program has been authorized for a site visit from APA!

The APA Commissions on Accreditation has determined that our self-study documentation is consistent with accreditation standards and criteria.

This is a substantial step forward in our application for APA Accredited, on contingency status. Per APA, “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.”

Please visit our Accreditation page for updates.

A note about how The College of Psychology at CNU is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

All classes in the College of Psychology are being conducted on-line pending approval for return to face to face instruction.  All classes scheduled to be taught this year have continued in a synchronous modality without interruption, allowing for real time interaction between our professors and the students.  Those that are engaged in practicums have either completed their necessary hours for the year or are engaged in teletherapy with their patients.  Due to these modifications, all students will be progressing normally through our program.

We are prepared for next semester should the College of Psychology be required to remain on-line or be allowed to return to face to face instruction.  All classes scheduled for next year will be taught.  We have professors in place who have experience with teaching both on-line and in person.  Practicum sites have already interviewed and accepted our students for next year, ensuring that all clinical requirements will be met.


Now accepting applications for Fall 2020!

The College of Psychology at California Northstate University is a state and regionally accredited clinical training program where you will gain the skills to treat diverse and complex patient populations and the knowledge necessary to assist, inspire, and motivate others. Collaborate with medical and pharmacy students using the latest scientific research to promote health, illness prevention, consultation, assessment, and the treatment of mental conditions. Take a leadership role in the profession and communities we serve.

The College of Psychology offers a Clinical Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program that follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model of clinical training.

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