Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
Saybrook University

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University is an online psychology degree for those planning on entering professional practice.  In this program you will gain the knowledge, experience, and practical skills needed for clinical practice and research.  The curriculum is grounded in existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology, especially in examining the human experience through subjective, historical, contextual, cross-cultural, and spiritual contexts.  This online psychology degree focuses on service and leadership, in a program committed to a developmental approach in understanding individuals within their broader social and cultural context, and an appreciation of the inseparable nature of spirit, body, and mind. 

Students completing this program are able to take courses across the university, beyond the psychology discipline, and can also specialize in:

  • Consciousness Spirituality Integrative Health 
  • Creativity Studies
  • Existential and Humanistic Psychology 
  • Psychophysiology

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saybrook University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • The program begins with a one-time, two-day Residential Orientation. Students will also participate in two five-day long required residential conferences per year.