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Clinical Doctoral Program

The Clinical Program has a clinical science perspective, a strong research emphasis, and a cognitive-behavioral orientation. The program has received numerous awards and top rankings, including placing among the top 10 Clinical Psychology programs in the U.S. in the number of publications produced by graduates of its Ph.D. program, and in the training and graduating doctoral students who then go on to become academic research faculty. The program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1966, and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) since 2014.  

Faculty pages have been updated to indicate who will be recruiting clinical students for admissions for Fall 2024.

For the Fall 2024 admissions cycle, GRE scores will be optional and, if submitted, will be considered as part of a holistic admissions process. Interviews will be virtual.

Program Description

The purpose of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is to train outstanding clinical scientists who will make valuable contributions to the field of clinical psychology. Specific aims are:

  1. To give the student a knowledge of the field of psychology as a method of inquiry into human behavior with a focus on the central role of empiricism in all aspects of clinical psychology;
  2. To develop competence in theoretical and research issues that pertain to clinical psychology and related areas and empirical methodologies for studying and providing clinical services;
  3. To give the student an identification with psychology as an integrated basic and applied science;
  4. To develop culturally-competent skills in service and research recognizing the increasingly diverse communities which psychologists serve; and
  5. To ensure that the individual has the ability to function in research-oriented (e.g., academic) and applied (e.g., medical centers) settings through the development of competencies in the production and consumption of research, the teaching of clinical psychology, and the supervision and provision of clinical services.

Diversifying Clinical Psychology 

The Clinical Program has put together a video with resources and recommendations for applying to graduate school as well as thoughts on how to diversify the field of clinical psychology. 

The video recording of the presentation can be found here

The PowerPoint of the discussed material can be found here

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