The mission of the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology is to develop leaders in the research and practice of clinical psychology. In emphasizing the integration of science and practice, the program adheres to a training approach consistent with the scientist-practitioner model. The program is also unique due its primary focus on children, adolescents and families, and students can seek advanced training in school psychology or forensic psychology. Please see the Training Philosophy section for additional information about the program’s model of training.
Clinical Training Facilities
Many of the PhD program’s activities take place in two buildings. The first is Dickson Hall, the home of the Psychology Department and research labs for many of the faculty who train students in the program. The second is the MSU Center for Clinical Services (CCS), which opened in January 2016 and serves as the primary clinical training faculty for our students and the home of the department’s Psychological Services Clinic (PSC). CCS features 24 assessment/treatment rooms with state-of-the-art technology that allows faculty and students to directly observe sessions in real time and record them for feedback and supervision.
We make every effort to fund all students through their first four years of study, unless otherwise agreed to at the time of admission. Support is provided through doctoral fellowships, teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, grants, and clinical or research contracts and fellowships. Please see the Financial Support section for additional information about funding opportunities for students.
The program has been designed to follow the standards and guidelines of the American Psychological Association. The program plans to apply for “Accreditation, On Contingency” status in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
If you have any questions about the PhD program, please email the Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Jeremy Fox, at email@example.com.