In the Clinical Psychology program at the University of North Texas, you're our first priority.
We provide educational and training opportunities that give you a breadth and depth of knowledge to become a competent clinical psychologist in academic, research or practice settings.
The rigorous curriculum for the Doctor of Philosophy degree offers broad and general training. Core courses address the foundational knowledge and functional skills needed for professional practice. Our clinical courses and practica are grounded in theory and informed by empirical research.
In addition to the broad and general training, you can also enroll in courses focusing on forensic psychology or clinical neuropsychology.
The doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association's Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (750 First Street, NE; Washington, DC 20002-4242; telephone 202-336- 5979).
Outstanding research opportunities
Faculty members are active researchers and recognized experts, earning awards and grants from national and international organizations. They reflect and instill in our diverse student body the program's core values of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence and a genuine integration of science and practice.
We expect you to be active in research with one of the department's research advisors upon entering the program. We believe a mentorship climate is conducive to close faculty-student collaboration and effective modeling of the scientist-practitioner paradigm. This allows you the flexibility to change major advisors and research teams.
The commitment to excellence is revealed in the quantity and quality of research that our program conducts. A recent study of the American Psychological Association's 234 accredited programs ranked our program:
14th nationally on its number of publications in the most influential assessment journals
6th nationally on its impact as measured by its citations in the leading assessment journals (A second index for measuring impact, the h-Index, places the program 5th nationally.)
Exceptional clinical opportunities
The UNT Psychology Clinic offers professional services to the campus and surrounding areas while providing supervised training to our students. One of the largest training clinics in the country, the clinic includes dozens of assessment and intervention rooms with digital recording for use in supervision, training and applied clinical research.
The training provided to students in the clinic is of the highest caliber. Students trained in this setting subsequently perform extremely well on the professional licensing exam, as evidenced by the program's ranking of 5th nationally on its adjusted passing rate.
After completing intensive clinical practica spanning both assessment and therapy services in the clinic, students are placed at competitive external practicum sites throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Clinical training culminates in a required, one-year competitive internship at the national level.