Program Description

The underlying philosophy of doctoral training in clinical psychology at LLU is to train students/graduates to be, first of all, psychologists who are well-grounded in the theory and science of psychology, who then become practicing clinical psychologists in a variety of settings. The comprehensive mission of the clinical psychology programs is to provide its students with the cumulative experiences necessary for them to become:
  • scientifically oriented
  • intensively trained and highly skilled psychologists
  • well prepared as psychologists (academicians, researchers, consultants, supervisors or clinicians) in the discipline of psychology in the twenty-first century, particularly in the health-related fields and within the context of a holistic approach to human health and welfare.

The Department of Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Faculty and students are engaged in both non-funded and funded research. Research activities reflect a broad spectrum of interests.

The capstone of clinical training is the one year of pre-doctoral internship, to which students must apply. Following graduation the student must engage in post-doctoral clinical training in order to become eligible for state licensure.

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Program Length

6 years (Including Internship)

Possible Careers

An important goal of our psychology programs is to prepare psychologists for careers in such settings as general hospitals, mental health facilities, managed care, and academic settings.

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Spring of 2020Sep 6, 2019Dec 20, 2019
Autumn of 2020Jul 3, 2019Dec 31, 2019

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • General GRE Exam
    • Sum of the scores for verbal and quantitative sections must equal or exceed a percentile ranking of 100th percentile
    • A percentile ranking in either category cannot be lower than the 35th percentile
    • The analytical score must be 4.0 or higher Only the most current GRE scores are considered
    • The psychology subject exam is not required
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation are required (preferably from current or previous professors)
  • Structured pre-admission interview by invitation may follow once all requirements for admission have been received
Important Items to Note:
  • Deadline for fall quarter admission is December 31
  • The Department of Psychology accepts new students only in the fall quarter

Prerequisites

There are no specific courses required for this degree.  Please reference the Admissions Requirements.
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Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2019-2020

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Tuition$30,303$36,728$36,728$36,728$36,728$3,320
Fees$2,625$3,500$3,500$3,500$3,500$20
Books & Supplies$800$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,600
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$33,728$41,828$41,828$41,828$41,828$4,940

Notes

Expected costs for the 2019-2020 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

80% of Students in the Psychology program receive financial aid.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Months enrolled91212121212
Room & Board$11,655$15,540$15,540$15,540$15,540$15,540
Transportation$2,880$3,840$3,840$3,840$3,840$3,840
Personal Expenses$2,070$2,760$2,760$2,760$2,760$2,760

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.