INPSYDE is both a funded federal project (providing opportunities for all enrolled clinical graduate students) as well as a specialized track of the clinical Ph.D. program with usually two American Indian clinical students admitted annually (9 presently in the student body).
About 25% of the clinical psychology program is comprised of American Indian graduate students which makes UND the national leader in training emerging American Indian license-eligible clinical psychologists.
The graduation rate among American Indian scientist-practitioner clinical psychology Ph.D. students at UND approximates that of all other similar national training programs combined. Dr. Doug McDonald is the long-term grant recipient of federal money earmarked specifically to assist UND in this American Indian recruitment and training effort with almost all of those graduates entering professional practice upon graduation in underserved reservation-based settings.
Interested Native American students are encouraged to apply. Here are the eligibility requirements:
- Enrollment or descendency from a federally recognized tribe.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology. Undergraduates must be working toward a degree in Psychology with interests in graduate study. (Master's degrees in other fields do not count towards the doctoral program of study)
- The following minimum requirements for a reviewable application must be received by
- the application completed through the Graduate School;
- transcripts from all academic institutions attended
- a curriculum vita;
- a personal statement regarding career objectives and rationale for selecting UND;
- payment of the application fee.
- A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or above (or last 2 years GPA of 3.5 or higher); or a graduate GPA greater than 3.75 for applicants who have earned or will earn by the time of admission, a graduate degree in psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, or any related behavioral science field.
Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic Writing GRE scores equal to or exceeding the 20th
percentile If you are interested, please apply to the Graduate School, or please feel
free to contact us for more information at UND.inpsyde@UND.edu.