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2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

Counseling Psychology, Psy.D.

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Program Description

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Counseling Psychology at Springfield College provides students the opportunity to enhance their clinical, theoretical, and research skills through coursework and hands-on learning through required practica and a year-long internship. Students complete a minimum of 96 credits in core doctoral courses and may also select elective courses.

Students in the Psy.D. program are guided in learning both the science and practice of psychology, and will graduate as confident professionals who can serve society in reflective practice, scholarship, teaching, and research. Graduates are prepared to apply their well-developed counseling skills in many diverse settings, including the mental health, forensic, educational, business, and research fields.

Per accreditation standards, students must earn a grade of B- or better in all of their courses for it to count toward the program requirements.

Program Highlights

Degree: Doctor of Psychology

Required Credits: 96

School: School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences

Department: Psychology

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/programs/graduate/counseling-psychology-psyd

Transfer Credit Policy - Doctor of Psychology Program

Students may be eligible to transfer up to thirty (30) semester hours of graduate credit, for which appropriate letter grades (“A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “B-“) have been given, may be approved for transfer into the PsyD program, provided that:

  • The institution for which the work is to be transferred is authorized to grant graduate degrees by a regionally accredited institution of higher education. (Regional accrediting bodies are NEASC, MSACS, NCACS, SACS,and WACS.)
  • The credits to be transferred are represented on an official graduate transcript.
  • The courses is to be transferred are applicable to the PsyD program at Springfield college.
  • Pass/Fail courses are not transferable.
  • The coursework is completed no more than five years prior to admission.

I. Degree Requirements (96 credits)

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