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Our clinical psychology training program only accepts students for full-time enrollment and work in our five-year track toward the Ph.D. All students are required to maintain full-time enrollment throughout their time in the program. Students who complete all the curriculum requirements for their Ph.D. degree except the dissertation are required to enroll in Continuing Enrollment credits (fee of $100 per credit hour).
Tuition and Fees
Tuition costs are almost always waived for all of our first (and second) year clinical psychology students. Students enrolled during their second year must obtain North Dakota state residency to assure a full tuition waiver (e.g., second year waiver based on ND tuition rates). Students are always obligated to pay their own fees since they are never covered by tuition waivers. In recent years the department has been able to waive most of the tuition costs of clinical students through their fourth year in the program.
First and second year students are awarded part-time (16 hrs/wk) graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) which pay roughly $1,249 per month for incoming graduate students and $1,509 for those who assume GTA duties who have already earned their M.A. degree. Our third and fourth year external practicum placements all pay at different rate. We have had long-term success, however, in placing almost all of our third and fourth year external practicum students at sites that do pay wages comparable to those earned through the GTA. While our program does have a long record of stable practicum placement funding for third and fourth year clinical students, we cannot assure the full funding of rotations years in advance for prospective students.