Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, leading to the Ph.D. degree, consists of four years of full-time course work and related practicum experience, followed by a one-year clinical internship (or equivalent) in an approved setting and completion of a doctoral dissertation. The program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5979

Please review the full Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. program information.



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Tuition and Financial Aid

Costs for tuition and fees are listed online and in the Graduate Bulletin. Academic and financial advisement is available in the department and through the Office of Student Financial Services. The University Counseling Center is available to provide personal counseling services to all students in the University.

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Note: Prior to beginning required supervised clinical hours at the University Clinics and external clinical placement sites, students will be required to undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Background Check, at a cost of approximately $100.  For more information, please consult the current Graduate Bulletin.


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Success Story

With a grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), St. John’s psychology major Olena Marukhnyak ’15C earned a place on a 12-person undergraduate team that participated in the foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Baruch College during the 2013–14 academic year.