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Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) , MA,
Our APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program educates students in the scientist-practitioner tradition. Our goal is to provide students with experiences that will make them comfortable and proficient with theory, empirical work, and clinical practice. 


We provide a strong foundation in general psychology, theory, and research, as well as specialist training in clinical psychology, through an integrated series of intensive educational experiences in class, laboratory, and practicum clinical settings within the University and in other agencies. This broad education and training prepares our students to become leaders in the field. Our students are prepared to meet the varied demands of different settings in which clinical psychologists currently function. They also gain the knowledge to develop innovative conceptual approaches and methods in clinical psychology and to contribute to the research base of the field.

The Clinical Program includes coursework and practica with adults and children. Practicum experiences include assessment and therapy with adults and children as well as marital and family intervention. In addition to learning traditional clinical skills of assessment and therapy, students are encouraged to acquire knowledge suited to a broader range of roles and contexts, such as consultation in schools and other community settings. The program has educational, research, and clinical ties with a number of agencies and institutions in the Worcester and Boston areas, including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Worcester Public Schools, and Head Start.


The clinical psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Theory and Method: Research Design
  • Ethics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Adult Assessment
  • Child Assessment
  • Clinical Workshop
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Early Symbolism in Ontogenetic Development and History
  • Societal Approaches to Thinking
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Morality and Culture
  • Culture and Human Development

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement: In order to assure best fit between faculty and student body, we ask that you write a statement indicating why you think the Psychology program at Clark is best suited for your academic and career goals. Your essay should deal with the following issues:
  • Areas of psychology and theoretical orientation of most interest to you.
  • Faculty members you find most accord with your interests.
  • Research you have done or would like to do.
  • Autobiographical information relevant to your pursuit of graduate work at Clark.
    • Resume/CV: Required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      44050 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22025 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Worcester

    • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Clark rewards strong applicants with generous merit-based scholarships, equal to 25% to 100% of tuition, and assistantships, where students work with faculty or professional staff on special projects while earning a stipend that helps fund their education.

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