Best Online PsyD Programs

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Jarela posted this 06 August 2014 - Last edited 14 March 2016

I am a Texas resident holding an MA-Gen Psychology who is looking for a PsyD although would consider a PhD, just not thrilled about research and stats much less having to repeat it. Respectfully, Joe Barela MA/LCDC

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Kayleigh posted this 11 August 2014 - Last edited 26 October 2015

Hi Joe,

Thanks for getting in touch with us!

Since you are already licensed this may not matter but I do want to mention that there is only one online school that holds APA accreditation.

Based in California, Fielding Graduate University offers a number of doctorate programs that you may be interested in.

GetEducated profiles 15 online psychology doctorate programs.

Unfortunately none of these programs are based in Texas. Are you looking only for a Texas based online doctorate?

Best,

Kayleigh
GetEducated.com

Jarela posted this 11 August 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Thank you for responding.

The doctorate does not have to be based in TX although as you are perhaps aware of, some companies/institutions consider where ones education and training initiated from.

My main concern is accreditation & national perception.

Thanks for the help

Joe

SpiritMachine posted this 08 September 2014 - Last edited 26 October 2015

Are you trying to transition into becoming a psychologist? If so, it is in your best interest to attend an APA accredited program. There are no programs that are completely online, and the closest is fielding (distrbuted learning model with local "clusters). It is not a requirement to practice in Texas, but you will be going up against those with APA accreditation.

There are some online PhD programs in psychology that may be up your alley, but there aren't many online PsyD programs. The only ones I can think of are at the University of Rockies, Touro University Worldwide, and CalSouther (NOT regionally accredited).

There's also the Doctor of Behavioral Health from ASU. Since you are already a practitioner, it may be a helpful addition as a bonus title, but it won't help you become a psychologist. It depends on what your goals are.