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Pre-Doctoral Internship

The Wheaton College Psy.D. program requires student to complete a one-year-internship in clinical psychology as part of degree requirements.

This is consistent with APA accreditation and licensure laws for clinical psychologists.  The pre-doctoral internship is a rigorous, full-time clinical training experience which serves as the clinical training keystone in student's doctoral training. 

See our placement for the last 5 years.

Match Rates of Wheaton College Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (2011-2016) and Comparisons to National Averages

Wheaton College:

% students matched (2011-2016)     90%
 % of matched students who matched to APA or CPA accredited internship (2011-2016)    87%

Wheaton College Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Compared to National Averages:


National Program Averages

Percentage points better (worse)

  Overall  Accredited 
Clinical Psy.D. Programs  14 27
Clinical Ph.D. Programs 8 (5) 
All Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programs 13  11


Source: APPIC Match: 2011-2016 Match Rates by Doctoral Program. Wheaton College data on p. 332.

A few words about the 2018-19 interns...

Here are partial summary statistics for the students on pre-doctoral internship in 2018-19:




Students who sought or applied for internships



Students who obtained internships    



Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships



Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited internships



Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited



Students who obtained paid internships



See a list of sites and locations where Wheaton College Psy.D. Program pre-doctoral interns have placed for the past 5 years.