For more information on licensing requirements, including contact information for every state and territory licensing board, please see the Association of State Boards of Professional Psychology (ASBPP) webpage [link]. All states require the completion of supervised predoctoral practicum hours and a predoctoral internship. These aspects are also required for the doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware. In addition to education requirements for the doctoral degree, however, many jurisdictions require post-doctoral professional experience. These requirements are beyond the curricular requirements described below.
Note that in some jurisdictions, in addition to being licensed as psychologist, an individual can obtain prescribing privileges. The University of Delaware’s program does NOT fulfill requirements for licensure as prescribing psychologists in those states and jurisdictions that allow for it. Typically, additional coursework in pharmacology is needed in addition to the doctoral degree. Note that the District of Columbia has their own regulations aside from the states listed here. The University of Delaware’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program meets D.C.’s requirements (see https://dchealth.dc.gov/). Please see the ASBPP website for information about other U.S. territories and Canadian provinces.
Below, an asterisk (*) indicates that earning a doctoral degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) satisfies educational requirements for licensure. The University of Delaware is currently and has been continuously accredited by APA since 1975. We have also been continuously accredited by PCSAS since 2011.