The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree is usually pursued by those who are interested in the hands-on, straightforward practice of psychology. The focus of Psy.D. programme is to train learners to engage in careers that apply scientific knowledge of psychology and deliver it to individuals, organisations, and society.

A Psy.D. degree is widely respected and acknowledged practitioner’s doctorate in Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health. It is designed to challenge the practical knowledge an experienced professional has acquired through their existing career in psychology, counseling and mental Health. In addition, the degree would help professionals to develop new skills through crucial academic research.

 

As a result, these newly developed skills help an individual take their career to the highest level, preparing them for important decision making and analyses required for top-level psychology, counseling and mental health positions.

 

Throughout the Psy.D. programme, candidates are given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in strategic planning and advanced decision making. This might involve conducting complex analyses within their workplace environment to deepen their knowledge of their vocational sector as a whole.

 

Professionals undertaking the Psy.D. programme would develop new theories that focus on improving current workplace practices, with the intention of making a positive contribution to real-world sector specific problems and challenges.

 

Being one the highest level of qualification in the field of psychology, counseling and mental health, the Psy.D. programme leads to the following benefits to professionals undertaking this programme of study:

Careers Psy.D. graduates can go in to are varied. They include, but are not limited to:

Careers Psy.D. graduates can go in to are varied. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Research & Data Analyst in the psychology, counseling and mental health related sectors
  • Psychological and/or Mental Health Consultant / Professional Coach for personal, professional and organizational clients
  • Academia – adjunct professorship / dean of psychology, counseling, and mental health at postsecondary higher learning institutions / research advisor & supervisor
  • Government Bodies / Research & Development in Government Sectors
  • Entrepreneurship – Setting up one’s own psychological, counseling, or mental health clinics

CERTIFIED COURSE-BY-COURSE FOREIGN ACADEMIC EVALUATION (U.S. EQUIVALENCY):

EIU's P.sy.D. degree has been reviewed and evaluated against U.S. standards and is certified to be equivalent to an P.sy.D. degree conferred by Regionally Accredited Universities in the United States.

This means that the EIU P.sy.D. degree meets full or partial requirements for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) promulgated by the United States Dept. of Homeland Security. Additionally, the EIU P.sy.D. degree also meets requirements for continuing education and/or employment in the U.S.

This evaluation is done following guidelines set by AACROA evaluation guidelines, as well as, based on best practices promulgated by The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP), the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), The European Association for International Education (EAIE), and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).

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