Clinical Psychology PsyD – Hong Kong

Here at Alliant International University, we have been proud to offer programs in cities and countries around the world in support of the desire to truly be the international university that our name says that we are. We consider each and every student that has passed through our international programs to be as much a part of the Alliant family as those that attend classes either online or at our California campuses and, too, are deeply proud of the contributions to they have made to the fields of psychology, education, business, and forensic science around the world.

However, times have changed for us at Alliant, and we have ceased enrolling new students for our PsyD in Clinical Psychology Degree Program that was being offered in Hong Kong.

While this does mark the end of an era for Alliant we want to ensure and reassure every student in this program that, despite its end, Alliant is committed to providing the same institutional excellence they have received throughout their time in the program—the very same institutional excellence each and every prior graduating class in each of our programs across the world has received. As this final student cohort works its way towards the commencement stage they will have access to every single student and educational resource they would have as if the program was still accepting new entries, and that we at Alliant will be there for them as if nothing has changed as this program teaches itself out to completion.

While we are saddened by the ending of our Hong Kong program, we, as always, remain immensely proud of the students we have taught, the professionals we have prepared for the field, and the lives we have changed through the educational journey offered at Alliant International University, regardless of what part of the world that we’re in together.

NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in this program the information you may be looking for is still listed below.

Curriculum – Learning Outcomes – Practica and Internships

The curriculum provides training in the scientific foundations of psychology, research, clinical theory, and the hands-on skills a practitioner needs. The PsyD dissertation is meant to demonstrate the student’s ability to think critically about clinical and social issues and to make appropriate use of scientific knowledge and psychological research in professional practice.

The Clinical Psychology PsyD program is designed to be completed in four years, with a combination of semester-long face to face courses, intensive face to face courses, semester-long online courses, semester-long blended courses (some instruction face to face and some instruction online), and supervised field work. Schedules are designed to accommodate working professionals. Teaching staff are drawn from both CSPP faculty in the U.S. and Hong Kong and the professional psychological community in Hong Kong.

Read more about this program in the University Catalog.

Special Notes

This program is governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (ref no. 461589). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this program may lead.

This program is not accredited by APA. APA does not grant accreditation to any academic program outside of the US. Students who complete the program successfully will be eligible for individual APA membership. They will also be eligible for taking the licensure examination if the required hours for both pre and post-doctoral are fulfilled.

This program meets the “Guidelines for Defining ‘Doctoral Degree in Psychology’” as implemented by the ASPPB/National Register Designation Project. Therefore, a graduate of this designated program who decides to apply for licensure as a psychologist typically will meet the jurisdictional educational requirements for licensing. However, individual circumstances vary, and, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to becoming licensed as a psychologist. Please contact the state / provincial / territorial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to apply for exact information. Additional information including links to jurisdictions is available on the ASPPB’s web site:

Once licensed, a graduate of a designated program is eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Provider in Psychology by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Graduation from a designated program typically ensures that the program completed meets the educational requirements for the National Register credential. However, individual circumstances vary, and, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and listed on the database. Doctoral students may apply to have their credentials banked and reviewed prior to licensure. For further information about the National Psychologist’s Trainee Register and the National Register application process, consult the National Register’s web site:

For More Information

School of Continuing and Professional Education, City University of Hong Kong
LG/F, Academic Exchange Building, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Tel: 2788 7423