*NOTE: Applications to the PhD Program are closed for the current recruitment year*
The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine admits eight (8) new students in the fall of each year to the PhD Program. The following faculty will be accepting students for the 2013-2014 recruitment season, for admission in Fall 2014:
Behavioral Medicine Emphasis:
Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience Emphasis:
Dr. Robert Hanlon (Forensic)
Dr. Michael Brook (Forensic)
Psychopathology & Treatment Emphasis:
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 admission to the 2013–2014 cohort is Friday, November 15, 2013 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.
Please direct all questions to the Division of Psychology Admissions Assistant: