Licensure Requirements

Licensure requirement and standards for professional practice vary from state to state and prospective students are urged to examine the requirements of the  specific state in which they plan to practice. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards can provide useful information on this issue.

This program meets the "Guidelines for Defining 'Doctoral Degree in Psychology'" as implemented by the Association for State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)/National Register Designation Project.

Therefore, a graduate of this program who decides to apply for licensure as a psychologist will typically meet the jurisdictional educational requirements for licensing. Please contact the state / provincial / territorial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to apply for information about additional licensure requirements. Additional information including links to jurisdictions is available on the ASPPB's web site:

Once licensed, a graduate of a designated program is eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Graduation from a designated program typically ensures that the program completed meets the educational requirements for the National Register credential. However, individual circumstances vary, and, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and listed on the database. Doctoral students may apply to have their credentials banked and reviewed prior to licensure. For further information about the National Psychologist's Trainee Register and the National Register application process, consult the National Register's web site:

Midwestern University's Doctor of Psychology (Glendale) program meets the educational requirements for licensure to practice as a psychologist in the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Each student should check the additional licensure requirements for the state, district or territory in which they intend to pursue employment.

Special Note: Licensure in California requires additional hours of coursework in the following areas: Human

Sexuality (10 hours); Child Abuse and Reporting (7 hours); Spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention (2 hours).

Midwestern University's Doctor of Psychology (Glendale) program has not made a determination that its Doctor of Psychology Program curriculum meets the territorial educational requirements for licensure or certification in Puerto Rico.