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Transferring from PsyD to PhD

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by purpleKangaroo, May 27, 2008.

  1. purpleKangaroo


    May 27, 2008
    Wanted to know if it is possible to transfer from a PsyD program to a PhD program. Is that done/common?
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  3. Cosmo75

    Cosmo75 Post-Doctoral Fellow 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    There was someone in my class who transfered from a PhD to a PsyD. I think most of her credits transfered. She came after her 1st year, but she had to go through the usual application process. I'm guessing a PsyD would have to apply to the PhD programs. Not sure if it'd give you any edge for admissions.
  4. PSYDR

    PSYDR Psychologist 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    If it is within the same university then it is less of an undertaking

    Between universities would be a stretch

    Getting lors might be difficult
  5. Therapist4Chnge

    Therapist4Chnge Neuropsych Ninja Faculty Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    The Beach
    I know someone who did this, though it was within the same university and she already had a faculty member willing to take her on. She avoided having to apply to a new program, which I think is the biggest hurdle.

    I know people who have changed programs (Ph.D--> Ph.D, Psy.D--> Psy.D., etc), and they had to re-apply completely, and then transfer credits, which seemed like a big PITA.
  6. 3dogNite

    3dogNite Ph.D. bound! 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    I am currently in the above situation (Psy.D.-->Ph.D), and yes, I had to re-apply and am in the process of figuring out which of my previous credits will transfer to my new program. The experience has been challenging at times but very rewarding as well.
  7. deispsych


    Jul 9, 2011
    I am currently in a PsyD program but I would like to transfer to a PhD. program. Is it beneficial to finish this next year in my current program and get my masters before applying to the PhD. or should I just take the year off to do clinical research and apply to PhD programs?? Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
  8. stigmata

    stigmata 2+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    cheyenne, wyoming

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