Licensure and Accreditation
The Program is accredited, on contingency by the American Psychological Association (APA). This status, available to new doctoral programs, is effective beginning 07/22/18 and was granted for five years. In the fall of 2021, APA’s Commission on Accreditation (COA) will review outcome data for students in the program and program graduates via a self-study and site visit, after which the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status.
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
The Program is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP).
Graduates of the PsyD program at USF, once they have completed required postdoctoral hours, are eligible for to apply for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists.