- How many semesters of doctoral practicum are required?
Answer: Four semesters (teo academic years) are required. However, students are encouraged to do there years (six semesters) nof practicum at the doctoral level in order to be competitive for internship. Internships, especially APA-accredited internships, are challenging to obtain because there are more applicants than internhip slots across the country. Doing three years of practicum at the doctoral level increases your changes of obtaining a desirable internship.