Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 750240
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275
Ph.D in Clinical Psychology
The mission of SMU’s doctoral program in clinical psychology is to train graduate students based on the best scientific knowledge and methods. The aim of the program is to prepare our graduates for careers in academia, research or clinical practice. Toward these ends, the program integrates rigorous research training with training in the application of evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies.
The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at SMU embraces a scientist-practitioner model, and its training of students is guided by four chief goals:
1. Proficiency in understanding, evaluating, and conducting psychological research.
2. Competence in implementing theory-based and evidence-based clinical assessments and interventions.
3. Development of professional and ethical behavior.
4. An appreciation for individual and cultural diversity.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999