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Clinical Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Clinical Psychology

The clinical psychology concentration is committed to the clinical science model. Our goal is to train clinical psychologists who are capable of integrating research and applied clinical activities. We provide rigorous training in scientific methods and clinical activities, with an emphasis on those that are informed by empirical research. We emphasize theoretically informed, applied research that is capable of producing results with meaningful implications for positive change at the level of the individual, family, and community. The program is unique in approaching clinical psychology from social psychological and contextual perspectives. A social psychological approach uses theory and research from social psychology to understand emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal functioning. A contextual perspective stresses the impact of social and cultural factors on the individual and vice versa.

Learn more about the research we conduct and how we train students in research and clinical work. For more information about our program and applying, including Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data, visit the Prospective Students tab above. 

The clinical psychology program has been APA-accredited since 1987. Our accreditation was most recently renewed in 2015 for the maximum 7-year period.

Any 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 / E-mail: / Web: