Length of Degree and Residency

The Doctoral Program in Clinical and Health Psychology is NOT an online program.

There are no hybrid options available. You MUST relocate to Gainesville.

Read more about the timeline of the program here. The program is designed as a five-year intensive program of study, practice, and research. The program offers a flexible Scientist-Practitioner curriculum, that permits the advanced student to craft within limits a curriculum plan that suits their desired trajectory as a professional psychologist.

To maintain our accreditation status with the American Psychological Association, we require the following:

  1. A minimum of 3 full-time academic years of graduate study + an American Psychological Association accredited internship prior to receiving the Ph.D.;
  2. At least 2 of the 3 academic training years occur within the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology;
  3. At least 1 year of which must be in full-time residence in the Gainesville area.