Clinical Psychologist

Educational & Professional Requirements

Educational Requirements

Undergraduate School

-Bachelors in Psychology

-Optional: Masters in Psychology (not required for Doctoral Program)

Graduate School

-Ph.D in Psychology or Psy.D in Psychology (I prefer the Psy.D)

Professional Requirements

-State license to be a Clinical Psychologist

-Requirements vary

-One to Two year Residential and Internship

Top Colleges for Clinical Psychologist

University of Oregon

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  • The location: Eugene, Oregon
    1. info about the city: Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon and is 2 1/2 hours away from Grants Pass, OR. It was founded in 1846 and had a population of 159, 190 people in 2013.
    2. historic or fun things to do in the city: Shop at the Eugene Mall, Recreational Sports, Various Annual Festivals, Different Museums in the city.
  • Information about the college including
    1. specifics on the programs: Average Class sizes are less than 49 (83.9%). Average freshman retention is 85%. General Psychology is one of the most popular majors (9%). English, Humanities, Social Science, and Science are required classes in order to graduate.
    2. the student/teacher ratio: 19:1
    3. cost per year: $9, 763 per year (in-state)

University of California--Los Angeles

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  • The location: Los Angeles, California
    1. info about the city: Los Angeles is the biggest city in California and the second biggest in the nation (population-wise). It was founded by Spanish Catholic missionaries in 1781. It is one of the most diverse cities in America.
    2. historic or fun things to do in the city: walk on Hollywood Boulevard, go to the beaches, visit parks, attend various festivals, visit historical parts of the city.
  • Information about the college including
    1. specifics on the programs: Freshman retention is 96.8%. The four-year graduation rate is 71%. Psychology is one of the most popular majors (7%).
    2. the student/teacher ratio: 16:1
    3. $35, 574 per year (out of state)

Capella University

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  • The location: Minneapolis, Minnesota (headquarters, not campus)
    1. The school is online and faculty are at various locations throughout the world. Therefore, the campus is online and the official faculty office (Capella Tower) is in Minneapolis. Most of the faculty are there.
  • Information about the college including
    1. specifics on the programs: 31% of students are enrolled in a Psychology Doctoral Program (Ph.D or Psy.D). It has been regionally accredited and has won an award from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
    2. the student/teacher ratio: 26:1
    3. cost per year: $11,952 per year