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Clinical Doctoral Program

The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program has a clinical science perspective, a strong research emphasis, and a cognitive-behavioral orientation. We apply the science of human behavior and behavior change to the understanding and amelioration of psychopathology and other forms of psychological impairment. The Clinical 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 2025.

For the Fall 2025 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 goal of the Clinical Program is to train outstanding clinical scientists who will make valuable contributions to the field of clinical psychology. Specific aims are:

  1. To give students 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 students' 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 students an identification with psychology as an integrated basic and applied science;
  4. To develop students' culturally-competent skills in service and research, recognizing the increasingly diverse communities which psychologists serve; and
  5. To ensure that students have 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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