PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Our APA-accredited PsyD program is designed to develop students’ clinical skills through the integration of practice and research. Students are trained to be competent in research and scholarship and appreciative of human diversity through serving the underserved.

You will be prepared for a fulfilling career as a licensed doctoral-level clinical psychologist in settings such as medical centers, universities, prisons, or community counseling centers.

Our Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion

California Lutheran University prides itself on promoting a diverse learning environment that respects all perspectives, all faiths, and even those with no faith. The PsyD program's commitment to delivering excellence in psychological training includes the recognition that we are strongest when we are diverse and that all viewpoints contribute to our understanding of truth. We strongly believe that this open and accepting stance carries us closer to serving society with the best of what psychology has to offer.

The PsyD program both upholds and furthers the values and behaviors of California Lutheran University that advance respect, equity, inclusion, and social justice for all persons. In particular, the PsyD program directly acknowledges and unconditionally affirms the integrity of sexual and gender minorities and their access to all human, social, and individual rights. Read more about our Commitment to Diversity and our Statement of Sexuality and Gender Inclusivity.


Quick Facts

Program Units
Average Duration
5 years
On-campus, full-time course load 
Course Availability
Fall and spring semesters (15-week terms) and summer sessions
  • Oxnard
2017-18 Cost

$965 per credit

$110,010 base cost


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Hands-on Clinical Training

Academic coursework is only one portion of the much larger, more comprehensive training that students receive.

Our program focuses on integrating research in clinical psychology with practical, hands-on experience in our fully-operational training clinics and in the broader community with some of our many partnering organizations.

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 Why Choose Cal Lutheran?

  • Diversity of strong students
  • Small entering class sizes
  • Excellent psychology faculty
  • Faculty with active clinical practices
  • State of the art classrooms
  • Optional concentration areas
  • Clinically focused curriculum
  • Two on-site training clinics
  • Diverse external practicum settings
  • Tailor your training experiences

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The professors are very receptive to what we as students want to learn, and they work with us to develop classes or practicum opportunities to meet those needs.

Kristen Roye