Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data


The Psy.D. program at Wheaton College is accredited by the Commision on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Commission on Accreditation can be reached at:

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Telephone: 202-336-5979

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology is competitive and requires evaluation of the entire applicant pool. The application deadline is December 15th, and personal interviews with selected applicants will be conducted in early February.  See Admissions Requirements for more details.

Time to Completion for all students entering the program

Time to Complete

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 30 (which may include a maximum of 14 elective credits) semester hours of transfer credit may be applied to the Psy.D. Program (including any transfer credit applied to the M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology or Theological Studies). The only exception to this is for those obtaining the terminal M.A. in clinical psychology from Wheaton College, in which case 36 hours may be transferred. Courses with grades lower than B cannot be transferred. Wheaton uses semester credit hours. A quarter hour from other institutions is equivalent to .67 of a semester hour. Where and how the credit is to be specifically applied in transfer will need to be petitioned and negotiated after matriculation. The sole exception to this will be that transfer credits that may affect first semester course enrollment will be negotiated by correspondence with the chair of the Admissions and Academic Requirements Committee before or during orientation. No transfer of credit will be granted for previous graduate practicum or field placement courses. Equivalencies for credit from the Wheaton M.A. are listed on the "Approved Credit Transfers from Wheaton M.A." listing. All transfer of credit requests should be submitted by October 1 of each year.

Program data indicate that the vast majority of students entering the program with a transfer credits complete the Wheaton College Psy.D. program in time slightly longer than those students entering the program with a bachelor's degree only. 

Program Costs

Program Costs

Program Sequence and 1st year Cohort Cost:

38 of 120 credits are taken during the first year in the program (Fall, Spring and Summer); thus first year tuition is greater than subsequent years.  See more information about program sequence.

Scholarships/Program Aid:

The Doctor of Psychology Program has a substantial budget line dedicated to direct scholarship aid to students. Every student receives scholarships which typically range from $6,000 to $10,000. Visit Wheaton College Financial Aid for more details about scholarships available to students of the program.  

Internship Placement - Table 1

Internship Placement 1

Internship Placement - Table 2

Internship Placement 2

Additional information about pre-doctoral internship placements within the Wheaton College Psy.D. Program.





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