Overview of the Doctoral Program

Our PhD in Psychology program provides all students with an outstanding, broad foundation in the field of psychology through a combination of formal course work, intensive research training, and professional development activities planned with each individual students’ goals in mind. Students who apply for the Clinical track of our program receive, in addition to the above, theoretical and technical training that prepares them to become licensed Clinical Psychologists.

Our general curriculum includes core courses that provide students with a strong foundation across the breadth of psychology; courses in statistics and research design; and a grant writing course focused on general professional skill development. On top of this foundation, our students in collaboration with a faculty mentor develop an individualized training plan tailored to their career goals and selected area of emphasis.