Graduation Requirements

Students are recommended and approved for the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Degree by the California Northstate University College of Psychology. Approval is awarded provided that the student has met with the following requirements:

  • Conducted themselves in an ethical, moral, professional, and lawful manner
  • Satisfactorily completed the following California Northstate University College of Psychology requirements:
    • Passed all core didactic courses with a grade of C* or better
    • Maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Completed 1500 hours of supervised practicum training
    • Passed the Comprehensive Exam
    • Completed their dissertation with a successful dissertation defense
    • Completed their predoctoral clinical internship
  • Fulfilled all tuition and financial requirements and completed all necessary paperwork for California Northstate University/ College of Psychology

* Students who receive a grade of C in a course will be required to pass a remediation assignment that demonstrates mastery of key concepts

Graduation with Honors

Degree Honors

Students who meet the cumulative GPA (CGPA) listed below will receive degree honors. The honor is noted on the degree.
With Highest Distinction – Cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher
With Distinction – Cumulative GPA of 3.65- 3.79