Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Our mission is to prepare health service psychologists to assess and treat the behavioral health needs of all populations and communities.

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

AT A GLANCE

Location and Start Term:

  • Full-time cohort program near Providence, RI
  • Enrollment begins fall 2025
  • Application opens in September 

Program Features:

  • 4 years of coursework and clinical placements
  • 1 year full-time doctoral internship
  • 2 concentrations: child and adolescent psychology, health psychology

Commitment:

  • 112 credit hours; 1,500 practicum hours; 2,000 internship hours
  • Doctoral Research Project
  • $35,000 per academic year

Program Level: Graduate

College/School: Health & Behavioral Sciences

Accreditation Status

Bryant University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is subject to approval from NECHE.

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Bryant Value

Hear From Our Faculty

Joe Trunzo, Ph.D.

“The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Bryant University is proud to be launching this program. We are in the midst of a serious behavioral health crisis, with access to care being a major issue. This program will train clinicians of the highest quality to help serve the public and alleviate suffering across all populations and settings.” 

Associate Director, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences  
Professor of Psychology
Clinical Psychologist 

Become a Compassionate Psychologist

The demand for behavioral health providers continues to grow as our nation grapples with a mental health crisis. Through Bryant’s newly launched Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, you’ll train to become a skilled, compassionate psychologist who can meet the rising needs of our community.

The Psy.D. is a practitioner-based program that will prepare you to provide clinical services across a wide range of settings. Our curriculum adheres to the scholar-practitioner model of training, which emphasizes clinical practice backed by scientific research. You’ll receive a well-rounded education in psychological science while gaining critical hands-on experience. Bryant’s program will train you to:

  • Understand the human condition through multiple perspectives, including developmental, cognitive, sociocultural, and biological viewpoints.
  • Treat patients in clinical settings using individual, group, and systemic approaches.
  • Apply broad assessment skills in intellectual, personality, and cognitive assessment.
  • Recognize the sociocultural aspects of behavior and pathology in order to provide sensitive, effective treatment to diverse populations.

Our unique curriculum also offers two optional concentrations: child and adolescent psychology and health psychology. Through Bryant’s Psy.D. program, you’ll receive the necessary training, clinical experience, and dedicated faculty supervision to help fill an increasing need for more competent and qualified behavioral health clinicians. 

Work in a Growing Field

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national employment for clinical and counseling psychologists is expected to grow 11% in the next decade. Bryant’s Psy.D. program will prepare you to address the mental health needs of patients in a wide range of settings, including:  

  • Inpatient Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • VA Clinics
  • Community Centers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Schools and Universities
  • Private Practices
  • Correctional Facilities 

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