Admission into programs leading to licensure does not guarantee that students will obtain a license. Licensure requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) systems, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check.

The SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is designed to prepare clinical scientists, not specifically to lead to licensure, although it does meet all or most of the licensure requirements of all 50 states (SDSU-UC San Diego JDP in Clinical Psychology – Professional Licensing Disclosure).  By definition as an APA-accredited program, it meets licensure requirements for states in which a degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology satisfies state requirements. However, due to the fact that licensure requirements in other states vary and are constantly changing, students should closely and annually monitor the licensure requirements in any state of interest, and consult with program administration as needed, to ensure satisfaction of predoctoral licensure training requirements.

Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure requirements. The CSU and UC systems will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure requirements. Questions regarding licensure in a particular state should be directed to that state’s licensing board. General questions regarding licensure should be directed to the program Co-Directors.