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Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Boston, MA, United States
Suffolk’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program involves systematic and cumulative training in both psychological research and practice in order to prepare students for careers in practice, research, or academic settings. 
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The curriculum will help you examine the brain, the person, and the cultural context of individual development—all within a career-oriented program.

The PhD in Clinical Psychology program seeks to prepare students to be competent clinical psychologists who function with ethical and cultural awareness in academic, research, clinical, or community settings. Suffolk students are taught the processes underlying adaptation and maladaptation within a cultural and biopsychosocial frame. Throughout all aspects of training, the program encourages an awareness of and respect for diversity.

The faculty approach intervention and psychotherapy from a variety of perspectives, including developmental, psychodynamic, systemic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and integrative/eclectic. Our intent is to enable students to take a creative, empirical, and ethical approach to diagnostic and therapeutic problems among diverse populations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Assessment 
  • Scientific Writing for the Psychological Sciences
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology
  • Clinical Practicum & Ethics 
  • Clinical Practicum 
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation in Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology Lab 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18468 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    36936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18468 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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