Psy.D. Degree

Career Preparation

Preparation for Careers in Today's World of Practice

The Wright State School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) has the resources, programs, and curricula to meet these needs, including:


Our training in multiprofessional health care provides students opportunities for learning to collaborate with members of other health professions in multiprofessional health care. Efforts are under way to develop collaborative training experiences at the Counseling and Wellness Services, one of the school's two in-house training facilities, housed in an ambulatory health care center on the university campus.

Applied Research, Program Development, and Program Evaluation

All practicing psychologists must be skilled "consumers" of applied and clinically relevant research and scholarship. Skilled "consumers" of research must know how to access clinical research databases and to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of clinical and applied research and outcome studies. In addition, clinical psychologists are increasingly called upon to design and/or evaluate the efficacy of clinical interventions or treatment programs addressing a range of psychological and health-related issues.

At the School of Professional Psychology program at Wright State, students need for training in research, program development, and program evaluation are met in a number of ways. The SOPP course work covers statistics and experimental design, program evaluation, and grant writing. Clinical practicum experiences allow you to design innovative treatment programs or assist with outcome evaluation in existing programs. Many students devote their dissertations to researching and developing innovative treatment programs. Many SOPP faculty are engaged in applied research and scholarship and have developed innovative clinical intervention programs that give students opportunities to collaborate in such research.