Clinical Psychology Schools In California

In California, there are 30 accredited schools where clinical psychology classes faculty can find employment. The trends in California's clinical psychology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in clinical psychology includes clinical psychology training at the following levels:

  • Clinical Psychology Certificate
  • Masters degree in Clinical Psychology
  • PhD degree in Clinical Psychology


Schools

  1. Bethany University

    800 Bethany Dr, Scotts Valley, California 95066-2898

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  2. Biola University

    13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Phillips Graduate Institute

    5445 Balboa Blvd, Encino, California 91316-1509

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  4. California Institute of Integral Studies

    1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103

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  5. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  6. Alliant International University

    10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, California 92131-1799

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  7. University of California-San Diego

    9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

    37 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

    1069 East Meadow Cr, Palo Alto, California 94303

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  9. Fielding Graduate University

    2020 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California 93105-3814

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  10. Fuller Theological Seminary in California

    135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, California 91182

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  11. Pacifica Graduate Institute

    249 Lambert Rd, Carpinteria, California 93013

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  12. John F Kennedy University

    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, California 94523-4817

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  13. Southern California Seminary

    2075 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, California 92019-1108

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  14. Loma Linda University

    Loma Linda, California 92350

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  15. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  16. Palo Alto University

    1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, California 94304-1337

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  17. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area

    1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, California 94501

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  19. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. Vanguard University of Southern California

    55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  21. The Wright Institute

    2728 Durant Ave, Berkeley, California 94704-1796

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  22. Antioch University Los Angeles

    400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, California 90230-7615

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  23. Antioch University-Santa Barbara

    801 Garden St, Suite 101, Santa Barbara, California 93101-1581

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  24. Argosy University-Orange County

    601 South Lewis Street, Orange, California 92868

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  25. Argosy University-Los Angeles

    5230 Pacific Concourse, Suite 200, Los Angeles, California 90045

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  26. Argosy University-Inland Empire

    636 East Brier Dr, Suite 120, San Bernardino, California 92408

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  27. Argosy University-San Diego

    1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100, San Diego, California 92108

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  28. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine

    4199 Campus Dr, Irvine, California 92612

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  29. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles

    617 W 7th St, Los Angeles, California 90017

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  30. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Westwood

    1145 Gayley Ave Ste 322, Los Angeles, California 90024

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Clinical Psychology Employment

California 25,200
National 254,740

Of all of the clinical psychology professionals in the country, nearly 10% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Clinical psychology professionals In California

25,530 30,300 31,430 31,440 25,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Clinical Psychology is a shrinking field in California. In California, 330 less clinical psychology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in California, this field has shrunk by 1% in four years. This is slower than the trend for clinical psychology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of clinical psychology professionals has grown by 17% between 2006 and 2010.

Clinical Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in California

$65,478 $67,523 $74,798 $71,040 $68,115
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Clinical Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of clinical psychology professionals is declining, the salaries paid to clinical psychology professionals are increasing in California. In 2006 clinical psychology professionals made a mean salary of $65,478 per year, and in 2010 they made $68,115 per year.

Salary percentiles for Clinical psychology professionals in California

10th percentile
$31,698
25th percentile
$48,012
50th percentile
$66,295
75th percentile
$82,972
90th percentile
$100,852

This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of clinical psychology. The pay differential between the highest paid clinical psychology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 218%

Average Salaries for Clinical psychology professionals and related professions in California

Clinical Psychology
$68,115
Counseling
$58,067
Forensic Psychology
$89,385
Mental Health
$41,722
Psychology
$89,385
School Psychology
$82,770
Sports Psychology
$82,770

In California, clinical psychology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Clinical Psychology programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
17
doctor
23
Certificate
3
Total43

As the number of clinical psychology professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 30 accredited clinical psychology schools in California state is increasing. In 2006 there were 1,017 clinical psychology graduates from clinical psychology courses in California and in 2010 there were 1,367 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of clinical psychology school degree or certificate graduates in California by 34%. Most of these graduates, or 53%, earned an doctor's degree in clinical psychology.

Clinical Psychology Faculty Salaries in California

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