The APA-accredited PsyD in Clinical Psychology program at the San Diego campus of Alliant’s International University’s California School of Professional Psychology follows a practitioner model that emphasizes the applications of theory and research to clinical practice. The program develops competent professional clinical psychologists skilled in delivering a variety of clinical services to diverse populations in varied settings.

The San Diego Clinical Psychology PsyD program’s most distinctive component is its dual emphasis on clinical practice and clinical scholarship. Our students take courses in a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Statistics
  • Theories of personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Assessment
  • Cultural psychology
  • Integrative psychology

They also participate in a clinical dissertation group, an intensive seminar that integrates practice and directed reading in small group format and prepares them for the clinical dissertation requirement for graduation.

San Diego Program Features

The PsyD degree program in San Diego offers six emphasis areas, allowing doctoral students to enhance their studies with advanced coursework. Emphasis areas include:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Assessment
  • Family/Child Psychology
  • Integrative Psychology
  • Multiculturalism and International
  • Psychodynamic

Doctoral students in the San Diego clinical psychology program also have the opportunity to refine their skills by providing supervised mental health services at a variety of locations in the San Diego community. For more information, visit the San Diego Community Services and Placements.

Duration and Degree Requirements

On average, students who progress successfully should expect to complete the San Diego Clinical Psychology PsyD program in a minimum of four to five years. The recommended plan is for three years of coursework followed by a full-time APA-accredited internship.


The California School of Professional Psychology’s PsyD in Clinical Psychology program in San Diego is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), which requires that we provide data on time to completion, program costs, internships, attrition and licensure. Please follow the link below for that data. We hope this information will help you to make an informed decision regarding your graduate study.


The California School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs offered on the Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco campuses are individually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).
*Questions related to a 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

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If you have any questions or are simply looking for additional information, contact a CSPP Admissions Counselor today to explore the San Diego Clinical Psychology PsyD program in more detail.