The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is an Indiana University degree offered in the Department of Psychology. Due to the recent separation of Indiana University and Purdue University, students admitted in Fall 2024 and later earn an Indiana University degree, whereas students admitted prior to Fall 2024 earn a Purdue University Degree.
The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology prepares students for careers as researchers, educators, direct service providers, and administrators. Although the program provides strong clinical training, its primary emphasis is on the methods of behavioral science, and the program offers unusually rich opportunities for research and training.
The program requires a full-time commitment for six years of study, including completion of six academic semesters of course work, a minimum 800 hours of practicum experience, a master’s thesis, a preliminary examination to admit a student to doctoral candidacy, a dissertation, and a one-year internship. In addition to the core course work in clinical psychology, students take additional courses, gain focused research experience, and gain practicum experience across our three areas of emphasis: clinical health psychology, diversity science, and dual diagnosis (severe mental illness/psychiatric rehabilitation and substance use). The program has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as seen in our community, coursework, practicum placements, and research. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs.
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