The goal of the doctoral program in clinical psychology is to train sensitive and caring psychologists who are scientists, prepared to provide new knowledge and objective answers to the complex questions surrounding the assessment and treatment of human mental-health needs. The expectation of students is that they will be well-trained in research methodology and able to translate the empirical knowledge of psychology as a scientific discipline into skilled and effective research and/or practice.
The structure of the clinical psychology program is to combine course work, research training, and clinical skill in a developmental progression that allows for increasing independence, responsibility, and self-determination in areas of specialization. The training philosophy is one that views students as "junior colleagues" who collaborate with faculty in research and who are encouraged to engage in the activities that would be expected of a productive professional – attending and presenting at conferences, publishing research, reviewing manuscripts for journals, writing grant proposals, consulting about clinical cases, developing innovative programs and so on.
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The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
All applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.
Mary Ellen Gates, Secretary to the Graduate Director
Last Updated: 1/23/13