Accredited by the American Psychology Association (APA), Illinois Tech’s Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology offers training from the cognitive-behavioral theoretical framework. The program emphasizes an integration of clinical practice and applied clinical research and will prepare you for licensure eligibility. Our graduates typically work in medical centers and multidisciplinary clinical settings as academics, practitioners, and researchers.
Research training is an important aspect of your education. At Illinois Tech, you will be educated in the scientific process of psychological research. Training begins in the first year working with faculty on their projects and continues through conducting your own research. This will prepare you to present posters and papers at conferences, which will provide valuable experience and professional contacts. Research activities are normally conducted with your advisor, but you may also work with other clinical and non-clinical faculty members. You also have flexibility to change your primary research mentor if your interests change during the course of training.
Clinical practicum experiences will prepare you for work as a clinician and provide you with valuable contacts in the field. They also allow you to develop your clinical expertise by working in the community, reinforcing skills taught in the classroom. In addition, an APA-accredited internship culminates your training as a practitioner. This year-long experience will facilitate the integration of your graduate training with valuable real world experience.
For more information about the Illinois Tech's Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, contact:
Joyce Hopkins, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Clinical Psychology Division
201 Tech Central
3242 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Illinois Tech's Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985. For more information on APA accreditation, please visit the APA's accreditation website or write to the address below.
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC, 20002-4242