Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: Professional Licensure Disclosures

The Divine Mercy University Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) offers a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology. The PsyD program is 122 semester credit hours of coursework and designed to meet the educational requirements for professional clinical psychology licensure in most states and territories in the USA and the provinces of Canada. The IPS Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA)*.

In some states, additional requirements are necessary to meet the licensure requirements as a psychologist. These are listed in the table below. In other states, there are additional requirements that are post-graduation and are often completed during the required post-graduate clinical supervision hours for licensure. These are not part of the IPS educational requirements for licensure but are post-graduation state requirements.

Please review your state or territorial licensing board with regard to regulations for any additional post-graduation trainings, national and state exams, and national and state criminal history background searches with fingerprinting.  For example, California (as of July 1, 2024) has Pre-Licensure Coursework that can be done during postgraduation clinical supervision for licensure:

  1. Human Sexuality: A minimum of ten (10) contact hours [BPC § 25 & CCR § 1382],
  2. Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Detection and Treatment: A minimum of fifteen (15) contact hours from a degree-granting educational institution or in an extension course offered by an approved/accredited institution [BPC § 2914(e) & CCR § 1382.3],
  3. Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting A minimum of seven (7) contact hours [BPC § 28 & CCR § 1382.4],
  4. Spousal or Partner Abuse Assessment, Detection, and Intervention Strategies: If you began graduate training on or after January 1, 2004, a minimum of fifteen (15) contact hours [BPC § 2914(f) & CCR § 1382.5],
  5. Aging and Long-Term Care [BPC § 2915.5], and
  6. Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention [BPC § 2915.4].

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone (202)-336-5979 / Email: apaaccred@apa.org / Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

The following table lists the determination whether the 122 semester credit hour doctoral level PsyD at Divine Mercy University meets the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist for each U.S. state and territory and the provinces of Canada, along with a link to the professional licensing boards, for public disclosure and making informed decisions. 

The 122 semester credit hour doctoral level PsyD at Divine Mercy University meets the doctoral degree educational requirements for licensure or certification as a licensed psychologist in this state.

Additional coursework or practicum experience beyond 122 semester credit hour doctoral program may be required to meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification as a licensed psychologist in some states and they are offered by the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University.  These states are identified as Meets With and includes the educational requirements as Additional Requirements Provided by IPS to Meet Educational Licensure Requirements with semester credit hour abbreviated as “credits.”

The 122 semester credit hour doctoral level PsyD at Divine Mercy University does not meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification as a licensed psychologist in this state.

A determination has not been made as to whether the 122 semester credit hour doctoral level PsyD at Divine Mercy University meets the doctoral degree educational requirements for licensure or certification as a licensed psychologist in this state.

US States Educational Requirements for Licensure Additional Requirements Licensing Board Home Page
Alabama Meets   Alabama Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Alaska Meets   Alaska Board of Psychologists & Psychological Associate Examiners
Arizona Meets   Arizona Board of Psychologists Examiners
Arkansas Meets   Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology
California Meets   California Board of Psychology; California Business and Professions Code; California Code of Regulations
Colorado Meets   Colorado Board of Psychologists Examiners
Connecticut Meets   Connecticut Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Delaware Meets   Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists
District of Columbia Meets   District of Columbia Board of Psychology
Florida Meets   Florida Board of Psychology
Georgia Meets   Georgia Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Hawaii Meets   Hawaii Board of Psychology
Idaho Meets   Idaho Board of Psychological Examiners
Illinois Meets   Illinois Psychologists Licensing Board
Indiana Meets   Indiana State Psychology Board
Iowa Meets   Iowa Board of Psychology
Kansas Meets   Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky Has not been determined KY requires practicums in psychological assessment and psychotherapy with submitted catalog description and course syllabus if title is not self-evident. Students may need specific practicums. Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology
Louisiana Meets   Louisiana Board of Psychologist Examiners
Maine Meets   Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Maryland Meets   Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Massachusetts Meets   Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists
Michigan Meets   Michigan Board of Psychology
Minnesota Meets   Minnesota Board of Psychology
Mississippi Meets   Mississippi Board of Psychology
Missouri Meets   Missouri State Committee of Psychologists
Montana Meets   Montana Board of Psychologists
Nebraska Meets   Nebraska Board of Psychologists
Nevada Meets   Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners
New Hampshire Meets   New Hampshire Board of Psychology
North Carolina Meets   North Carolina Psychology Board
New Jersey Has not been determined NJ requires a total of 6 credits in Learning Theory and/or Physiological Psychology. Students may need an additional 3 credit hours of coursework. New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners
New Mexico Meets   New Mexico State Board of Psychologist Examiners
New York Meets   New York State Board for Psychology
North Dakota Meets   North Dakota Board of Psychologist Examiners
Ohio Meets   Ohio State Board of Psychology
Oklahoma Meets   Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Oregon Meets   Oregon Board of Psychology
Pennsylvania Meets   Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology
Rhode Island Meets   Rhode Island Board of Psychology
South Carolina Meets   South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology
South Dakota Meets   South Dakota Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Tennessee Meets   Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology
Texas Meets   Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
Utah Meets   Utah Psychology Licensing Board
Vermont Meets   Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners
Virginia Meets   Virginia Board of Psychology
Washington Meets   Washington State Examining Board of Psychology
West Virginia Meets   West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Wisconsin Meets   Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board
Wyoming Meets   Wyoming Board of Psychology
US Territories  
American Samoa Has not been determined    
Guam Meets   Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands Meets   Northern Mariana Islands CMNI Board of Professional Licensing / Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Puerto Rico Meets   Puerto Rico Board of Psychologist Examiners
US Virgin Islands Meets   Virgin Islands Board of Psychology Examiners
Canadian Provinces  
Alberta Meets   College of Alberta Psychologists
British Columbia Meets   College of Psychologists of British Columbia
Manitoba Meets   Psychological Association of Manitoba
New Brunswick Meets   College of Psychologists of New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

Meets   Newfoundland & Labrador Psychology Board
Northwest Territories Meets   Northwest Territories Registrar, Professional Licensing Health and Social Services
Nova Scotia Meets   Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology
Ontario Meets   College of Psychologists of Ontario
Prince Edward Island Meets   Prince Edward Island Psychologists Regulation Board
Quebec Meets   Ordre des psychologists du Quebec
Saskatchewan Meets   Saskatchewan College of Psychologists