Doctor of Psychology (Clinical PsyD)


A Clinical Psychology Doctorate from an Accredited American University in Hong Kong

The Clinical Psychology PsyD program is a one-of-a-kind program offered by the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in partnership with School of Continuing and Professional Education at City University of Hong Kong.

Modeled after Alliant’s respected American Psychological Association (APA) accredited programs in California and led by a distinguished faculty, the Clinical Psychology PsyD program uniquely prepares Hong Kong students for successful and important careers as practicing, doctoral-level clinical psychologists within their communities. You may study entirely in Hong Kong, with options to also spend up to one year studying abroad in the USA if desired.

Our joint program was developed as a response to the gap in critical mental health services needed within Hong Kong and the surrounding region. It is designed to integrate both Western and Asian psychological theory, research and application pertaining to clinical psychology. The result is a truly international and culturally competent approach to psychology education and practice.

The Hong Kong-based Clinical Psychology PsyD program, established in 2007, meets the "Guidelines for Defining 'Doctoral Degree in Psychology’" as implemented by the ASPPB/National Register Designation Project. It is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) of the United States.

A Practitioner-Model PsyD with Expert Clinical Training

As a clinical PsyD student, you will excel in our practice-oriented program that blends classroom learning with supervised, highly-supported clinical training and field work. You will benefit from our applied approach immediately, as guided professional clinical training placements begin in the program’s first year and continue to advance in rigor and scope throughout the program. Clinical placements are supervised by both master’s and doctoral level practitioners.

Clinical field training is guided by the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct (2010) and the Hong Kong Psychological Society’s Code of Professional Conduct (1998). 

Learn more about our program format and clinical training.

Join a U.S. Leader in Psychology Education and Make a Difference

We attract a variety of aspiring psychologists to our Hong Kong Clinical Psychology PsyD program, but one thing they have in common is a dedication to improving the lives of individuals, couples, families, and others as recognized professionals in healthcare and social service settings. With our emphasis on education and clinical training within diverse and multicultural contexts, you will be ready to make a difference no matter where you take your professional practice.

Alliant has prepared more than 15,000 of psychologists worldwide, with more than 120 graduates and currently enrolled students in our Hong Kong program. Join our successful network of professionals and help to meet the rising demand for highly-trained psychologists in Hong Kong.

Top Reasons to Earn Your PsyD in Clinical Psychology in Hong Kong with CSPP/Alliant and City University

  • Earn your doctorate within four years from the first U.S. graduate school dedicated to preparing professionals for clinical psychology careers.
  • Build your professional skills within a program modeled after APA standards for clinical practice in the United States.
  • Prepare for practice in Hong Kong and beyond with an emphasis on cross-cultural issues. 
  • Learn from an applied model of classroom instruction and supervised clinical practicum and training placements.
  • Study under doctoral-level faculty and experienced practitioners from both the United States and Hong Kong.
  • Study entirely in Hong Kong with a US university, or choose to spend up to one year studying abroad in the USA.  
  • Study while you work and earn a living in our program designed for working professionals.

Designations and Accreditations

This program meets the "Guidelines for Defining 'Doctoral Degree in Psychology’" as implemented by the ASPPB/National Register Designation Project. Additional information including links to jurisdictions is available on the ASPPB's web site:

All locations of Alliant International University are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Hong Kong Clinical PsyD program is approved by WASC. The Commission can be contacted at: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

This program in Hong Kong is not accredited by American Psychology Association (APA). APA does not grant accreditation to any academic program outside of the U.S.A. The students will be eligible for taking the licensure examination (for the State of California) if the required hours for both pre and post-doctoral fieldwork practice are fulfilled. Questions regarding the accreditation status of a clinical psychology program attended by Alliant International University students or graduates should be directed to the University Registrar. The address of the APA Committee on Accreditation is 750 First St., N.E. Washington, DC 2002, (202) 336-5970.


This programme is an exempted course under Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Ref. no.: 461589). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.