DePaul’s APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program trains students in a scientist-practitioner model.
Why Study Clinical Psychology at DePaul?
- Specialized training in either child or community clinical psychology
- Training in culturally and contextually relevant research, prevention, and treatment
- Training in development and evaluation of interventions for traditionally underserved populations, especially youth of color residing in urban poverty
- Nationally recognized training in diversity
- Practicum training at DePaul Family and Community Services and advanced practica at numerous sites across Chicago
- Research assistantships with faculty in multiple research labs
See Program Highlights; Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data; and Timeline in the Psychology Department.
Clinical Psychology Tracks
Applicants select an area of emphasis and are admitted to one of our two tracks, receiving training to become clinical psychologists. Students participate in clinical experiences to develop skills such as training in testing, assessment, and psychotherapy. The two areas of emphasis are complementary to one another.
- The Community track emphasizes training in prevention, program development, consultation, empowerment, and health promotion.
- The Child track focuses on developmental psychopathology and treatment of underserved youth in schools and community settings.
Careers in Clinical Psychology
You'll be well prepared for:
- Conducting research in academic and community settings, medical centers, and government agencies
- Clinical practice (testing, assessment, psychotherapy) in medical and community settings
- Teaching clinical psychology in academic settings
Unique Strengths of DePaul's Clinical Psychology Program
DePaul's Clinical Psychology program has been recognized by the APA
for its excellence in training and diversity. The Clinical program
provides extensive training through its in-house clinic, which provides
psychotherapy and case-management to economically disadvantaged families
in surrounding public housing developments. We are dedicated to working
with undeserved communities — in particular serving children of color
living in poverty — as well as recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body.
Learn more about the unique strengths of our program and training, including internship placement.
Our DePaul Clinical Psychology Program Manual outlines the Clinical Psychology Program's rules, guidelines and course information.
DePaul University's Psychology Department
Three students per year are admitted into each track. Application is highly competitive, with more than 400 applicants per year.
Links to More Information
Explore these links for more information about our program:
Timeline of Study
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
DePaul Family and Community Services