Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychology PhD Program

Applications for the MA & PhD Programs are CLOSED. We look forward to your applications for next year's recruitment season! 


The Clinical Psychology PhD Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is a unique program that was recently ranked 12th in the nation among clinical psychology PhD programs.1  Founded on a scientist-practitioner model, the overall goal of the program is to graduate academic psychologists who are competent, ethical, and productive in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Our program emphasizes the integration of science and clinical practice.

PLEASE NOTE: The PhD Program is moving to a fully-funded student model.  Beginning in September 2018, all students admitted to the Clinical Psychology PhD Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will receive a Research Assistant Scholarship or equivalent award that provides 100% tuition remission, health insurance, and a monthly stipend (see Tuition/Financial Aid for more information).

The program is supported by both Feinberg and The Graduate School at Northwestern University and takes advantage of its placement within an academic medical center by balancing research and clinical training, as well as providing opportunities for translational research and practice that span molecular to social models of disease, and epidemiologic to clinical and neuroimaging methodologies.

Learn more about the program via the links below.

1Ranking based on licensing exam (EPPP) pass rate, match rate with APA-accredited internships (first attempt), licensure rate of graduates, and time to completion. 

Meet Our Leadership

Read a letter from the directors of our program

Student Admissions, Outcomes, & Other Data

Learn more about our American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral program via our reporting on student admissions, outcomes and other data

Review where our students go with their PhD

PhD Program Faculty Recruiting for 2017-2018 Recruitment Season: 

Hendricks Brown & JD Smith (Lab)

*NEW! Colleen Cicchetti & Karen Gouze (Lab)

Hongxin Dong (Lab)

James Griffith 

Brian Hitsman (Lab)

Molly Losh (Lab)

Linda Teplin & Karen Abram (Lab Website)

Lei Wang (Lab)


Contact Us

Please direct all questions to the Division of Psychology Admissions Assistant:

Email Us
Phone: 312-908-8262
Fax: 312-908-5070