PhD in psychology with no residency

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  1. aklover

    aklover New Member

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    Does anyone know of any PhD programs in Psychology that does not require a residency. My daughter is attending Walden and at least 4 times they will require her to go down from Alaska. She has been very ill and is uninsured and there went all her money to the hospital. Any suggestions would be very helpful. She is starting in June and is worried on where the money will come from to go down.
    PM in AK
     
  2. Rich Douglas

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    NCU. TUI.

    Residencies are the best times to be had in a DL doctoral program. Also, they may be essential for licensing as a psychologist.
     
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    Is she interested in licensure as a psychologist? In what areas of and occupations in psychology is she interested?
     
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    Northcentral university offers a DL PhD in Psychology. No residencies are required. Note that NCU is regionally accredited, but not APA.
     
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    I don't know how long your daughter has been studying at Walden but, unfortunately, she can not expect to transfer many credits to another school. It could almost be like starting from scratch.
     
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    Honestly, after running into the 'APA Accredited Program only' for licensure as a psychologist brick wall in my two states of choice while trying to plan my future schooling, I've been surprised at how many states don't have this caveat. I've seen a number of states require APA membership, but from what I've seen on the site, you don't have to actually take an APA accredited program to be eligible for membership. The program does have to be RA and you do have to do a dissertation to be eligible for full membership (as opposed to Associate - Just need a Masters in psychology for that, or Student Affiliate.)

    Heck, to be honest, I've been surprised at the states who's Boards only require a doctorate from an institution that's accredited by a recognized agency of the DoE.

    (And Alaska is one of those states that don't require APA Accreditation for licensure.)
     
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    It's not only board licensure, but at least a fair number of job openings require an APA-accredited degree as well. Granted, this is a tough thing to do; as far as I know, Fielding is the only distance-based APA accredited degree, and it requires a fair amount of on-campus time.

    But I do think it's wise, if you have the option, to go with an APA-accredited program to keep the widest number of options open.
     
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    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also APA-accredited and offers the PhD in international psychology or organizational leadership in an online-blended format.

    http://www.thechicagoschool.edu/content.cfm/online#axzz0kr02vBkg
     
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    While it's true that CSPP is APA accredited, neither of these programs will lead to licensure as a psychologist.

    Great options otherwise!
     
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