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Clinical Psychology Overview

The doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Syracuse University is dedicated to training outstanding students to become responsible, innovative, and scholarly clinical psychologists. Our program embraces the scientist-practitioner model, providing balanced training in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Our faculty view scholarly empirical research as the foundation of clinical psychology, and we seek to train students who are eager to embrace the research mission of the program. Graduates of our program are well-positioned to pursue a variety of career options, including academic appointments, clinical research, and the provision of clinical services. The doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Syracuse University has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1956. Please see below for more information.

Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Data on students’ time to completion, program costs, attrition, internships, and licensure are collected and reported in keeping with requirements of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. These education and training outcomes can be found at this link: Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data. Please also see the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) policy regarding Admissions Offers and Acceptances.

Promising applicants will be invited for personal interviews; telephone interviews may be conducted if travel to Syracuse is not possible. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 15th or earlier if possible. We encourage all admitted applicants to visit the campus and meet Clinical faculty and students before making a decision to accept an offer. The doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Syracuse University does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, or physical handicap.

Financial Aid

The Department of Psychology makes a determined effort to provide at least four years of financial support for all graduate students in good standing. Support is obtained from a variety of sources, including teaching and clinic assistantships, as well as graduate fellowships. In addition, students are regularly funded as research assistants on faculty grants. Assistantships for the 2017 - 2018 academic year carry a stipend of approximately $17,000 plus 24 hours of remitted tuition per year (at $1,500 per credit hour), which includes 6 credit hours to be used during the summer.