About Accreditation

The Psy.D. program at Cal Lutheran is regionally accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and meets all the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in California and many other states.

Some students applying to a doctoral program in clinical psychology look for a program that is also accredited by the American Psycholoical Association. Newly developed programs cannot be accredited immediately. As a result, while the Psy.D. program at Cal Lutheran was developed in accordance with American Psycholoical Association Standards, the Psy.D. program at Cal Lutheran is a "non-accredited program." We cannot guarantee APA accreditation.

More information about APA accreditation is available at www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/.

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