When are applications due to the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology?
- Applications are due November 15 to join the cohort of the following Fall semester.
Are applications accepted for the Spring or Summer?
- No. Applications are only accepted to begin in the Fall.
Do you offer a master’s program?
- Students may enter the program with a bachelor’s degree and will earn their master’s along the way with the intention of continuing to the Ph.D.
Do I need to separately apply for an assistantship?
- No. Any student accepted to the Clinical psychology Ph.D. program will be appointed as a Graduate Assistant with an annual stipend of at least $25,000 accompanied by tuition waivers for 9 credits in the Fall and Spring and 6 credits in the Summer. Students will be responsible for paying their own fees which are approximately $82/credit hour.
How long does the program take?
- Students in the Child and Health Areas typically complete 4 years of coursework followed by the 1-year internship before the Ph.D. degree is conferred. Students in the Neuropsychology area typically complete 5 years of coursework followed by the 1-year internship before the Ph.D. degree is conferred.
Does the department provide any application fee waivers?
- At this time, the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology does not offer application fee waivers.
Do you need to have a psychology or research experience to be admitted to the Clinical Psychology Ph.D.?
- While previous psychology and research experience are looked at favorably, they are not required. Applications are reviewed holistically and faculty are looking to see that students are a good fit for the program and their lab with a passion for the pursuit of knowledge in clinical psychology.
How many students are admitted each year?
- The department receives 200-300 applications to the program each year. From there, approximately 50-60 applicants are invited to attend the Interview Weekend. Admission to the Fall cohort is offered to 12-15 students.