What can you do with a doctorate in clinical psychology?

Application Deadlines
Jan. 1

Clinical psychology is a fast-growing field that offers a variety of personal and professional rewards. In the Ph.D. program at UND, you'll learn to integrate practice and science to address problems facing individuals, families and communities — and become a true scientist-practitioner.

As a Ph.D. student at UND, you'll study a wide range of topics, including:

  • Developmental, social, cognitive, psychological, and individual/cultural underpinning of human behavior
  • Experimental design and advanced statistical analysis
  • Clinical assessment and psychometric theory
  • Behavior pathology
  • Psychotherapy and advanced therapeutic interventions
  • Legal and ethical practices in clinical work and research
  • Clinical supervision and consultation

You'll complete up to four years of supervised practicum training followed by a full-year clinical internship, and complete both a master's thesis and a Ph.D. dissertation.

Indians into Psychology Doctoral Education

We proudly host the INPSYDE scholarship program. UND has produced more Native American/First Nations Ph.D. recipients in clinical psychology then any other APA-accredited program

Clinical Psychology at UND

  • Work closely with experts in the field and licensed professional in the community.

  • Conduct original and collaborative research.

  • Conduct psychological evaluations and perform mental health interventions under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

  • Earn a stipend as a part-time graduate teaching assistant, and later, off-site clinical supervisee.

  • Due to covid-19, we have temporarily suspended the GRE scores requirement for program admissions in 2020-21.

  • Delve into research at the Northern Prairie Community Clinic (NPCC).

Clinical Psychology Careers


Ph.D. students at UND who obtain APA/CPA-accredited internships

 UND Data


Anticipated job growth for psychologists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology prepares you for a rewarding career as a scholar, researcher, teacher or clinician. Our scientist-practitioner model of training equips you with the tools you need to integrate practice and science throughout your career.

Our graduates have gone on to careers as:

  • Practicing Clinical Psychologists
  • School Psychologists
  • College Professors
  • Clinical Directors

Clinical Psychology Course You Could Take

Lead Your Own Way

Follow your passion and develop the comprehensive skills to lead in clinical psychology at UND.