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Clinical Psychology PhD/MA

The Division of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers a doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical psychology that has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1972.

Our program has the advantage of our interdepartmental and interdisciplinary placement within Northwestern University to offer students a true balance of research and clinical training.”

Jason Washburn, PhD, ABPP
Director of Graduate Studies

Jason Washburn, PhD, ABPP


Founded on a scientist-practitioner model, the overall goal of the Clinical Psychology PhD Program is to graduate academic psychologists who are competent, ethical and productive in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Our program emphasizes the integration of science and clinical practice.

Program Length: 5-6 years

Program Size: 4-6 students per year

MA Option

An MA program is embedded in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program, with coursework and lab work completed alongside PhD students. Although students in the MA program are welcome to apply to the PhD program, the MA program is not intended to be a "gateway" into the PhD program. 


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Eligibility and Program Requirements

For all information on the Clinical Psychology PhD program's requirements and eligibility, please visit the program's Admissions page.