Accredited. Evidence-Based. Exceptional Clinical Experience.

When you consider NSU’s accredited, rigorous curriculum; nationally known faculty with specialized experience in your chosen concentration; uniquely diverse clinical opportunities; and nearly 100% match rates; the evidence is clear. The NSU Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program is your strongest choice to build a health service psychologist career.

Our program is founded on the practitioner-informed-by-science model, preparing you to provide empirically supported or evidence-based assessment and intervention methods and to evaluate their efficacy.

Seven concentrations within the Psy.D. program ensure you the ability to focus on the issues that interest you most – with deep faculty expertise in each area of specialty.

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APA-CoA Accredited

The College of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the accredited status of the program should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:

Explore Seven Psy.D. Concentrations

The college's doctoral programs are committed to the general training of clinical psychologists. However, we do provide students the option of specializing in one of seven areas.

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Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology Track

Turn young lives and futures around: treat children and adolescents with major emotional and behavioral problems and troubled families.

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Clinical Forensic Psychology

Welcome to one of the most fascinating psychology specialties. Work with police to prevent and solve crimes or partner with attorneys as an expert witness or jury consultant.

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Clinical Health Psychology

Apply your expertise to boost patient outcomes and shape public healthcare policy - work in research, clinical practice or within government.

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Long-term Mental Illness

Embrace this emerging specialization: the treatment and evaluation of severely and persistently mentally ill adults and children, and their families.

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Multicultural Track

As society grows more diverse, those skilled in bridging sharp differences in perspectives and expectations will reach and treat patients more successfully.

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Clinical Neuropsychology

From traumatic injuries to learning disabilities, work in the lab, clinical setting or classroom to diagnose and treat brain injuries and illnesses.

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Psychodynamic Psychology

Ease symptoms and improve lives by analyzing patients’ past situations and emotions that shape today’s choices, perceptions and behaviors.

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Unique Clinical Experiences:

The unusually broad perspective you’ll gain from your clinical practice experience at the NSU Psychology Services Center will give you a significant career edge. Our 15 on-campus working clinics treat a diverse South Florida population and many international visitors:

  • Under the direction of faculty, diagnose and create treatment plans for patients spanning multiple nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, races and languages.
  • Gain access to a wider, more varied range of psychological conditions.
  • Work side-by-side with nationally respected faculty; many hold APA and other high-level industry roles, lead national conferences and speak internationally.

Quick Facts

Delivery Options

Held on Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.

Start Dates

The Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program is offered once per year, beginning in August. Submit your application by January 8.


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Degree Completion

NSU’s Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program is a five-year curriculum, including a minimum of 119 total credits to complete, successfully passing the Clinical Competency Examination, and completing a one-year internship to be eligible for the degree.

Why Choose NSU?

Why Choose NSU?

  • APA-CoA accredited
  • Seven concentrations with specialized faculty experience
  • Prepares you for state licensure as doctoral-level psychologist
  • Unique clinical opportunities: 15 onsite clinics, diverse patients
  • High demand for our grads: nearly 100% matching success during internships, with close to 90% getting first choice nationwide
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Average Psychologist Salary


$79,010 Average salary per year

Clinical, counseling and school psychologists

$76,990 Average salary per year

Psychologists, All Other

$100,770 Average salary per year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

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