Residency Requirements PsyD - Doctor of Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

Residency Requirements

In addition to your online courses, you will attend a year-in-residence which begins in June and lasts through the following June. Designed as an equivalent experience to 1 year in full-time residence, this requirement provides the opportunity to complete face-to-face classes, participate in professional activities outside of formal instruction, and engage in scholarly activities associated with coursework.

Taking time from your work and family can be a challenge, but the value you will gain from this experience is immeasurable. In fact, Capella students tell us much of their success is a direct result of the time and effort put into their residency experience.

Courses included in your year-in-residence work: PSY-R8301, PSY-R8302, PSY-R8303, PSY-R8304, PSY-R8305, PSY-R8306, PSY-R8307, PSY-R8308, PSY-R8309, PSY-R8310, PSY-R8311, PSY-R8312, PSY-R8313, PSY-R8314, PSY-R8315, and PSY-R8316.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Structure and Timing

Prior to your year-in-residence, you must complete a minimum of 15 quarter credits at Capella. Your residency will begin in June of your third quarter in the program with the first 2-week extended seminar. Over the course of the next year, you will participate in 4 weeks-in-residence. The year-in-residence ends with another 2-week extended seminar the following June.

Special accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, mobility assistance, extra time in the courseroom) can be made for students who need additional support.

Your June Extended Seminar Experience

At each extended seminar, you will participate in 120 hours of designated programs and training labs with your faculty and other students in your program, including residencies related to various academic and professional goals, as well as other social activities. These residencies will introduce you to the culture of the field - which is an essential feature of the residency.

Activities include:

  • Labs
  • Discussion groups
  • Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Other group and individual learning experiences

Your Weeks-in-Residence Experience

The weeks-in-residence are skill-based labs, designed to help you develop key clinical competencies. You will engage in intense skills practice in small groups led by a Capella faculty member.

Year-in-Residence Costs and Financing

The registration cost for each 2-week extended seminar is $2,990. The cost of each week-in-residence is $600. Included in these costs are all session activities and instructions as well as continental breakfast, coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks on full days of attendance. Additional costs include airfare, lodging, evening meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

It is possible to finance your residency using Stafford and GradPLUS loan funds. Capella also accepts all major credit cards and checks. Additionally, Capella has partnered with Delta Air Lines to offer a special discount for Capella events.

Questions about costs and financing? Email or call an enrollment counselor at 866.933.5942.

Year-in-Residence Locations

The extended seminar and weeks-in-residence will take place in various locations across the U.S.

While you are free to travel with friends and family, only students are able to attend residencies and meals. Childcare is not provided.

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