Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology


Granada Center

1032 W. Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60660

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The clinical psychology program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of clinical training and is designed to develop competent, creative professionals capable of functioning in clinical, research and academic settings. The program strives to provide a balance of training and experience in research, clinical work, and teaching. The mission of the program is to provide students with a strong background in general psychology and in the theory and practice of clinical psychology. Students are exposed to a range of theoretical orientations and psychological procedures. Formal specialization is available in the area of clinical child psychology. Specifically, the program seeks to enable its students to develop the following proficiencies:
Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of the substantive content in the field of clinical psychology
  • Knowledge of theories and methodological approaches in psychology
  • Planning and execution of psychological research
  • Specialized knowledge of psychological dysfunctions and approaches to assessment and treatment
  • Selection and use of psychological assessment procedures, including clinical interviewing, intelligence and personality testing, and behavioral assessment
  • Selection and implementation of constructive intervention procedures
  • Written and oral communication of psychological information
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the ethical standards of the profession
  • A sensitivity to cultural and individual differences along with a flexibility in the application of psychological principles and techniques to a variety of populations.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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