Clinical Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Degree Program

APA Accreditation

The CNU Doctor of Psychology Degree Program has been awarded Accredited, on contingency status by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 1.

This status is available to new programs and is considered APA accredited. Per the APA’s website, “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.”

This status is effective beginning April 11, 2021 and was granted until April 11, 2026. In the spring of 2024, the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status.

1Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979.


Now accepting applications for Fall 2021!

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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Admissions Information

How to Apply

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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.

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