The Clinical Psychology Program at the University of North Dakota prepares students to function as scientist-practitioners in a variety of employment settings.
Highly-Selective Clinical Psychology Program
The program maintains about 40 students in doctoral training at any point in time with a program faculty of eight clinical psychology members. The program receives over 100 applications each year with only seven students selected for enrollment.
Clinical Psychology Emphasis
Emphasis is placed on the following:
- Routine application of the scientific method.
- Acquisition of empirically-supported clinical assessment and intervention skills.
- Integration of science and practice in addressing problems facing individuals, families, and communities.
We encourage students to seek careers which support the application of behavioral science research in the delivery of psychological services. Although our program has the flexibility to allow students to tailor their training toward careers emphasizing either the science or practice of psychology, the faculty emphasizes the integration of science and practice (i.e., applying science to practice and practice to science) as the defining feature of our training model.
Graduates are expected to manifest their scientist- practitioner identities in all aspects of their professional behavior no matter the career choices, job titles, role responsibilities, and/or daily activities that they subsequently embrace. Our program educates scholars, researchers, and clinicians who serve the people of North Dakota as well as the rest of the nation and world through our teaching, research, and application of behavioral science.
Accredited by the American Psychological Association
The Ph.D. program in clinical psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1969. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed
to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
APA accredited programs are expected to offer certain descriptive statistics associated with the admissions process and student outcomes.
Instructional Skills Training Track
The Clinical Psychology Program and UND is augmented by the Department's Instructional Skills Training Track which was established to increase the emphasis on training graduate students to be effective instructors. The program consists of two content courses, a supervised teaching experience, and a teaching placement. The intent is to provide experiences that develop necessary skills for effective instruction and allow the faculty to document a student's progress in obtaining these skills. The Instructional Skills Training Track provides our clinical program with a vehicle to enhance student interest and ability in teaching psychology at the college level.
Council of University Directors of Clinical Training (CUDCP)
As a member of the CUDCP, the Clinical Psychology program at UND adheres to CUDCP’s policies and guidelines for graduate school admissions, offers and acceptance.