The program focuses on the biological, psychological, behavioral, social and cultural influences on the development, assessment, and treatment of mental health, substance use, and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on translational training whereby treatment issues guide training and research, and scientific research in turn informs training methods and empirically supported assessments and treatments.

Students have opportunities to achieve excellence in conducting and disseminating cutting-edge research, clinical practice, and teaching, as these relate to behavioral health.  A feature of the program is to train ethical, competent professionals to work with increasingly diverse and underserved populations through didactic and practical experiences that promote cultural competency.

Graduates will be equipped to meet current and emerging needs for clinical psychologists. Students will progress from gaining competency in research skills, assessment, and evidence-based practices, to preparing for more advanced supervisory, consultation, and organizational leadership roles in health-care delivery systems.

Student Learning Outcomes 

  • Students demonstrate doctoral-level knowledge in the theoretical and empirical frameworks of the science and application of Psychology.
  • Students demonstrate doctoral-level comprehensive knowledge in research design and quantitative methods.
  • Students demonstrate effective communication of empirical findings in writing (in the style of the American Psychological Association) and in oral presentations
  • Students demonstrate doctoral-level ability to critically evaluate research and to independently develop a research plan based on current empirical findings.
  • Students demonstrate doctoral-level knowledge, technical skills, and ethical decisions that are appropriate for the student’s particular concentration.


APA Accreditation

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology Credits
  • Learning and Behavior Analysis
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Advanced Physiological Psychology 
  • Personality and Social Psychology 
  • Advanced Integrative Study Seminar
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology 
  • Advanced Research Practicum

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Samples
  • Professional Resume or CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18548 USD/year
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  • National

    4720 USD/year
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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