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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

"73% of Ph.D. graduates secured their first choice when looking for a job.  75% were employed within 3 months of graduation."
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Students looking for quality online doctoral programs in psychology should consider University of the Cumberlands. We offer a 93-unit program that can help you develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

Our online doctorate in psychology emphasizes a broad generalist approach to clinical psychology in the treatment of mental health concerns and illness. This program provides students with the opportunity to earn their clinical psychology Ph.D. in a Hybrid Learning environment utilizing all of the traditional experiences of graduate education in professional psychology and the modern technologies of 21st century higher education. The program provides the clinical training necessary to fulfill the educational requirements to seek licensure as a psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and other states as they apply.

Students can earn their professional counseling degree in four years, progressing as follows:



Dissertation
University of the Cumberlands requires every student to write an original doctoral dissertation that represents a significant contribution to clinical psychology.  The dissertation can describe a novel application of existing knowledge to some aspect of clinical psychology; or represents, in and of itself, significant new knowledge.


Viva Voce
So as to ensure quality and originality, an oral defense known as a viva voce is required of each student.  The viva voce represents the final step in the educational process. Successful defense of the ideas presented in the doctoral dissertation serves as the basis for awarding the Doctor of Philosophy degree by the faculty and officers of University of the Cumberlands.

If you are researching online clinical psychology programs, check out UC's online Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Contact University of the Cumberlands today.

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