Admission to the Clinical Program
Our primary goal is the training of clinical scientists. Therefore, we admit students who have a strong interest in conducting research and applying this knowledge to clinical problems. Applicants whose primary interest is applied training (i.e., primarily or only interested in seeing clients, but not in research) would not be a good match with our program.
The Clinical program adheres to a mentorship model whereby students are admitted who have research interests that are similar to the research interests of one or more of the Clinical faculty. Therefore, applicants are urged to provide detailed information regarding their research background and interests on their application. A formal interview, either in person or by telephone, is required for finalists.
Financial support is available to students in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and clerkships, which are paid clinical experiences through the University and community agencies.
Please see the Public Disclosure Data for statistics on application rates, student activities, internship placement, time to degree, completion rates, and program costs.
The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.
Questions related to the program’s APA-accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Questions related to the program’s PCSAS-accredited status should be directed to the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System:
Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System
Alan G. Kraut, Executive Director
Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS)
1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20036-1218 USA