Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)
Study human behavior and solve problems as a scientist-practitioner in health services psychology.
As mental health challenges grow, the need for science-based practices and scientifically-based practitioners will continue to increase. UND's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The doctoral program prepares you to work in a variety of contexts in behavioral/clinical science and mental health practice.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-6 years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at UND?
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
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.
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