Clinical Psychology PhD Program

Founded on a scientist-practitioner model, the overall goal of the Clinical Psychology PhD 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.

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How to Apply

Learn more about the criteria for applying to the program as well as tuition and financial aid.

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Our curriculum is structured to maximize clinical, research and ethical training for students.

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Meet Our Team

Meet our current students and their faculty mentors. Each student works closely with a faculty member throughout their tenure at Northwestern. Browse the Faculty Mentor list to learn more about their research projects and see who is currently recruiting new students.

Current Students  Faculty Mentors

JD-PhD Program

Northwestern's joint JD-PhD program is a collaboration between The Graduate School and Northwestern Law. It's designed for applicants who are interested in academic careers examining research topics that are enriched by having both JD and PhD degrees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about the PhD program? Find out more.

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How to Contact Us

To contact the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, please email us at

Please DO NOT call the number below as it will go to our clinic; it is reserved for patients. Please DO NOT call any other numbers that you may find within the Feinberg School of Medicine. We will only respond to emails that are sent to the following email address: Please DO NOT contact via phone or email the MD Admissions Office; they are not involved in the admissions process for the PhD program in Clinical Psychology. 

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