Graduate Program

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The Department of Psychology offers a program in Clinical Psychology leading to the Ph.D. degree, and students are admitted to the program only if they intend to work toward the Ph.D. degree. The Clinical Program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1949, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The Clinical Psychology program offers two tracks:

Adult Track
Child/Family Track

PrograminfoIn order to meet both individual student needs and responsibilities to the profession, our curriculum has two years during which clinical students follow a common sequence succeeded by the opportunity for individually arranged programs. The content of the curriculum during the first two years is designed to ensure that all students are thoroughly grounded in the theory and techniques of their specialty area, to provide a solid foundation in research methodology, and to make certain that students develop core skills in evidence-based treatments. During these two years, students also are expected to complete their Master’s thesis. The subsequent years of study include work on additional research and the dissertation, advanced practicum work, elective courses, and a one-year full-time internship. Two subspecialty areas, child/family clinical and adult clinical, are available in the program. Within each of these areas, additional specialization is achieved through course selection, advanced practica, and research focus. 

A broader overview and detailed description of the Clinical Program can be found in the Clinical Program Handbook.

For more information on APA accreditation, please contact:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association 
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979 
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123