College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Requirements for Full Time Study in Residence

Clinical Psychology Program

A residency requirement must be satisfied as a condition of graduation. According to the American Psychological Association Standards of Accreditation (APA, 2015) students must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 3 full-time academic years of graduate study (or the equivalent thereof) plus an internship prior to receiving the doctoral degree;
  2. At least 2 of the 3 academic training years (or the equivalent thereof) within the program from which the doctoral degree is granted;
  3. At least 1 year of which must be in full-time residence (or the equivalent thereof) at that same program. At this University this is defined as the successful completion of a minimum of twelve quarter hours per term for three consecutive quarters.

All enrolled students, including those enrolled with transfer credits, must meet or exceed the minimum residency requirements. All students must additionally complete all training experiences (clerkship, practica and a full-time predoctoral internship) during their residency in the Program.