Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical PsychologyAccredited by the American Psychological Association through 2017
The purpose of the doctoral program is to graduate license-eligible clinical psychologists with state-of-the-art knowledge relating to the psychological practice of assessment, therapy, research and program development and evaluation.
A primary program objective is the preparation of clinical psychologists who will be effective in supervising and managing therapists in multidisciplinary mental health care delivery systems in a diverse society.
The deadline for applications for Fall for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program is DECEMBER 1
The Graduate Admissions Application Code for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program is PSYD
Program Information (link to emu catalog)
- PhD Information Packet
- Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
- Doctoral Student Presentations and Publications
- Doctoral Program Handbook
- Students are required to follow policies and procedures outlined in the most current handbook. Check for periodic updates.
- Application Instructions
- Department Application (PDF form. Requires Acrobat Reader 9 or higher.)
- PhD Application Letter of Reference
- Graduate Admission Application
The GRE Psychology Subject Test requirement for Ph.D. application has been suspended. Subject test score submission is now preferred but not required. GRE standard test scores are still required.
Ph.D. State licensure
The curriculum is APA accredited and designed to qualify all students for state licensure. Guidelines for licensing Ph.D. psychologists in Michigan state that a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology must include, ". . . an integrated, organized sequence of study which includes instruction in research design and methodology, statistics, psychometrics, and scientific and professional ethics and standards." The minimum requirements include a graduate course in 3 of the 4 following bases of behavior: Biological, Cognitive-Affective, Social, and Individual Differences, and courses in assessment and treatment. The national licensing exam covers all four subfields, as well as expertise in assessment and treatment.
Ph.D Part-time students?
The doctoral program is a full-time, full residency program that is designed to be completed in 5 years. No part time students will be accepted.
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242