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The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

The Psychology Department offers a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) that places emphasis upon professional applications of psychology based on a solid grounding in the scientific knowledge base of psychology.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA: 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Telephone: 202-336-5979).

The program is designed to meet the academic requirements of licensure and to provide the student with background to immediately assume responsibilities in appropriate professional settings. Gradautes of the program have performed well on licensure exams as evidenced by current licensure data.

The Psy.D. program follows a practitioner or applied model of training of clinical psychologists. Emphasis is placed on professional applications of psychology to a wide variety of human problems. Students receive extensive supervision in the development of skills in interpersonal relations, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, community outreach, and program evaluation and a solid grounding in the scientific knowledge base of psychology.

To ask specific questions, call 724-357-4519 or 724-357-4524 or e-mail Dr. David LaPorte, program director, at

For more information of a general nature about the program and graduate study at IUP, see the IUP Graduate Catalog.

Information about the Psy.D. program at IUP
The Psy.D. program requirements and course work information.
What is an Internship in Clinical Psychology?
The purpose of the internship is to provide a systematic program of supervised, professional training in an applied setting.
Internship Placements for the Last Eight Years
The internship placement sites for the indicated years.
Doctoral Courses
A list and descriptions of doctoral courses
Student Presentations
A list of presentations done by students
Psy.D. Brochure for 2010Document icon
The current brochure for the Psy.D. program in Psychology (PDF)
Practicum Settings 2003-2009
A list of practicum settings in which doctoral students have trained from 2003–2009.
Psy.D. Student Handbook 2010-2011Document icon
 The current program handbook for Psy.D. students (PDF)
Licensure 2002–2008
Professional licensure data for Psy.D. graduates from 2002–2008
Student Admissions, Outcome, and Other Data
Time to completion; graduate costs; fees; assistantships, fellowships, and other funding available; internal funding for graduate research; internship acceptances; attrition; licensure.
Doctoral Program Handbook 2011-2012Document icon
Current Psy.D. program handbook for students (PDF)
  • Doctor of Psychology Program
  • Uhler Hall, Room 201
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4519