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.
- Director's Message
Hear from our Training Program Director, Jason J. Washburn, PhD, ABPP
- Guiding Philosophy
Learn about the goals and objectives on which our program is built
- Admissions to the PhD Program
Get detail on the program application process, including application requirements, components, key dates, and contact information; find lab-specific admissions instructions
- Current PhD Students
Meet those currently in the program
- PhD Curriculum
Learn goals, schedule, and course work involved in our six-year program
- Tuition/Financial Aid for the PhD Program
Find financial information related to the program, including scholarship information
- Graduate Program Faculty
Learn more about the faculty mentors of the program
- Clinical and Research Training for the PhD Program
Get detail on program training, including year-by-year descriptions; discover our two-year advanced clinical practicum
- Graduate Research Labs
Learn more about research emphases in our program
- PhD Program Resources
Find forms and links that will be helpful to students in the program
- Frequently Asked Questions about the PhD Program
Get detailed information about the program
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)-accedited doctoral program via our reporting on student admissions, outcomes and other data
Review where our students go with their PhD