*Please note that recruitment is closed for the 2014-2015 recruitment season. 

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine typically admits eight (8) new students in the fall of each year to the PhD Program. Because we are a mentor-based program, it is critical that your application reference the faculty with whom you hope to work with during your tenure at Northwestern.  Please note that this list is subject to change, so please visit this page before submitting your application.  

The following PhD Program Faculty will be recruiting for the 2014-2015 recruitment season: 

Behavioral Medicine Emphasis:

Dr. Brian Hitsman

Dr. Laurie Keefer

Dr. Enid Montague


Dr. Stephen Schueller


Dr. Michael Wolf

Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience Emphasis:

Dr. Matthew Smith

Dr. James Reilly

Policy Emphasis:

No labs recruiting this year in Policy. Please note that Drs. Teplin & Abram are no longer recruiting for applicants. 

Psychopathology & Treatment Emphasis:

Dr. Jackie Gollan

Dr. Hendricks Brown

Dr. Jason Washburn

Please Note: There is a separate APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. More information on the Weinberg College of Arts & Science (WCAS) clinical psychology program at the WCAS website. There are many differences between our program and the WCAS program. For example, the WCAS program operates from a clinical scientist model, whereas our program operates from a scientist-practitioner model (50% research and 50% clinical). You cannot apply to both programs in the same year.

See “Application Procedure” below to apply. The application deadline for the 2014–2015 recruitment sason (for a start date of September 2015) is Monday, December 1, 2014 at midnight.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, & Other Data

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

Joint JD and PhD Program

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program offers a formal Joint PhD and JD program. Learn more about the schedule and admissions process of this seven-year program, sponsored by The Graduate School at Northwestern University and Northwestern Law.

CUDCP Admissions Policy & Fact Sheet

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program follows the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology's (CUDCP) policy on Admissions Offers and Acceptances. We also encourage you to review the CUDCP fact sheet on Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology

Getting into Graduate School

For a great website on graduate education in psychology and mental health, see:

Contact Us

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

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