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Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy



The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at St. John’s University consists of four years of full-time coursework 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 (APA), Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5979

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

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Psychology faculty.

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Applications are accepted for the fall semester only and are due by December 31.

Please note: Prior to beginning required supervised clinical hours at the University clinic 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.

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.

Career Outcomes

The Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology at St. John’s University prepares students for professional careers in clinical psychology. Embodying the commitment to service to the economically and socially disadvantaged that is a key feature of the University’s Vincentian mission, the program prepares students to become working psychologists and researchers in community facilities and university and public service settings. Students in the program develop competencies in psychological assessment and diagnostic evaluation, psychological methods of treatment, research methods and design, methods of data analysis, and advancement of knowledge in the field, as well as sensitivity to the importance of issues of diversity in providing psychological services in a diverse society.