The Psy.D. Program is designed to be completed in five years. Full-time students will complete four years of coursework, clerkship, and practicum experiences. This is followed by a one-year full-time internship and the satisfactory completion of the dissertation. A total of at least 233 quarter hours is required for the 5-year Psy.D. degree. However, students may elect to complete the program with up to 274 credits. A four-year option is available to students entering the program with a prior master's degree or other qualified students. The four-year option requires a minimum of 213 credits. Those electing the Child and Adolescent Emphasis may require an additional 15 credits. Some evening classes or weekend courses may be scheduled. The maximum allotted time for completion of the program is seven years. Students who exceed the maximum time to completion will be referred to the Student Academic Review Committee and may be dismissed by the program.