Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)
Study human behavior and prepare to 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. Our Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association, and prepares students for work in a variety of contexts, involving the meaningful integration of behavioral/clinical science and mental health practice.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-6 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study 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.
We proudly host the INPSYDE scholarship program and have produced more Native American/First Nations Ph.D. recipients in Clinical Psychology then any other APA-accredited program
As a Ph.D. student at UND, you'll study a wide range of topics, including:
- Developmental, social, cognitive, pyschological, 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.