About the Doctoral Program

We take great pride in our graduate program in psychology, and we are pleased that you are interested in exploring what we have to offer at University of Cincinnati. Our department is over one hundred years old, with a rich tradition in experimental psychology and a clinical program that has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242) since 1948.* Because we believe in the importance of mentoring, our admissions process is based on a mentor model in which the quality of the match between faculty and students is crucial.

Our department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and graduate students. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply to our doctoral program.

Our general curriculum includes a strong foundation across the breadth of psychology; statistics and research design; and professional skill development such as grant-writing. On top of this foundation, our students in collaboration with a faculty mentor develop an individualized training plan tailored to their career goals and area of specialization. Our department has strong collaborative relationships with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as well as numerous other programs within the University and educational, research, and service agencies outside of the University. Our collaborators are a critical component in the graduate school experiences of our students. We encourage you to gain all the benefits possible from our outstanding faculty and resources and the wealth of educational assets available in the Cincinnati area. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact our Psychology Graduate Program (Clinical & Experimental) at PsyGProg@uc.edu or our graduate directors:

Dr. Michael Riley
Director of Experimental Training
Edwards Center
4150-C Edwards One
(513) 556-5544
michael.riley@uc.edu

Dr. Paula Shear
Director of Clinical Training
Edwards Center
4150J Edwards One
(513) 556-5577
shearpk@ucmail.uc.edu

 

*Questions related to the program’s 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 
Email: apaaccred@apa.org