University of San Francisco

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)


2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought to action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional and physical health needs of underserved communities.

Stressing practice in lieu of research, USF's PsyD program prepares doctoral students to work as professional psychologists in a variety of community health settings.

Graduates are proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities.


  • The program consists of four (4) years of academic study, including three (3) years of practicum training (1500-2000 hours), a clinical dissertation, and a fifth year internship (1500-2000 hours applied toward licensure).
  • Residency requirements: The length of the PsyD Program is four years of full-time academic coursework plus one year of full-time internship (or two years of part-time internship). The residency requirements of the program are as follows: Four years of full-time academic study plus one year full-time or two years part-time internship prior to receiving the doctoral degree.

The USF PsyD Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at USF are eligible for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists.


USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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