Ph. D. On Campus

Clinical Psychology

University of San Francisco

48 months
1510 USD/credit 40392 USD/year
1510 USD/credit 40392 USD/year
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At the University of San Francisco, students of the Clinical Psychology are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities.


The PsyD program at University of San Francisco was granted accredited, on contingency status by the American Psychological Association. It is an innovative, practice-based program focused on training students to work with marginalized populations in an interprofessional context.

USF offers a rich academic and campus experience in the heart of San Francisco with a mission to prepare students to be leaders and change-makers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to function in diverse settings to provide culturally competent, contextually sensitive, integrated behavioral health consultation to individuals and health professionals.

Graduates will:

  • Have a broad knowledge of scientific psychology; engage in evidence-based conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of human problems using individual, developmental, contextual, and sociocultural perspectives; and focus on the delivery of interprofessional, integrated healthcare with underserved populations.
  • Have a broad scientific knowledge base and employ scientific principles to consume, produce, and disseminate psychological research, with an emphasis on underserved populations.
  • Possess professional values and attitudes; strong communication, collaboration, and consultation abilities; and self-awareness and reflective practice skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Mental Health
  • Human Development
  • Socialization to Clinical Psychology Seminar
  • Adv Psychopath: Children and Adolescents
  • Professional Ethics, Laws, and Standards
  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Clinical Interviewing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


107 alternative credits

107 - 118


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's or master's degree in psychology from an accredited institution, within the last seven (7) years. 
  • Recommended grade point average of 3.0 or higher (undergraduate major and overall)
  • GRE General Test and Psychology Subject Test Scores Reports.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae (a professional resume may be submitted instead, as long as relevant experiences supporting your application are highlighted).
  • A personal statement of interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    40392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1510 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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