Clinical Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Funding

We offer guaranteed assistantships for three years that include a stipend plus tuition (in-state or out-of-state tuition) and university-supported health insurance. Although not guaranteed, multiple sources of funding (e.g., faculty grant supported GRAs, undergraduate courses, testing at the clinic, agency consultation, student grants) are also available for students beyond the 3rd year. In recent history, all advanced students who sought funding have obtained it. Furthermore, the majority of required coursework can be completed in three years, with just an elective and the dissertation remaining in subsequent years.  

  1. Research Assistantships (RA positions). RA positions are awarded to individual faculty by the university or through grants. Job requirements include helping faculty members with  tasks associated with the research enterprise including data collection, data coding, and statistical analysis. These are for a 20 hour position and usually include a full tuition waiver.
  2. Teaching Assistantships (TA positions). Job requirements involve assisting faculty who are teaching undergraduate courses, by grading exams, and/or teaching discussion sections. These are for 20 hour positions. Some teaching assistantships are available in the summer for additional pay.
  3. Center for Psychological Services Positions. The Center for Psychological Services is staffed largely by Clinical graduate students. Positions are available as intake coordinators and consultant examiners. There are also opportunities to earn money conducting psychological assessments on a per case basis after one has demonstrated competence in the skills needed.
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