Graduate Training

stack of booksThe Adult Clinical Major Area of Study is designed to provide systematic training in clinical science, across both research and applied clinical skills. The track trains research-oriented clinical psychologists having a specialty in adult psychopathology, affect, and cognition. The program builds on a foundation of coursework and applied experiences, emphasizing top-line research training.

The Adult Clinical program training is grounded in close research mentorships, where in students and faculty mentors work together closely, meeting regularly to discuss research, professional issues, and career development. Our training model is also designed in such a way that students work more closely with an individual faculty member on research early in the graduate career, and gradually increase in independence across both research skills and responsibilities. Therefore, when applying, applicants are encouraged to prepare personal statements that specifically describe their research interests and goals. Because of our mentoring system, it is extremely helpful for applicants to indicate specific faculty members whose research interests match their own.

Information about student funding

  • Students in our program who are in good standing typically have full tuition remission and remuneration.
  • About half of the students are funded with Research Assistantships in which funding is provided from a specific faculty mentor's research grant.
  • Teaching Assistantships provide students with undergraduate teaching opportunities.
  • Students are required to teach one course during their 3rd or 4th year in order to prepare them for university employment. Most Adult Division students teach one of these courses: Psychopathology, Intro to Stats, Social Psychology
  • About 20% of our students are funded on competitive fellowships, such as the University Fellowships provided by the University of Miami.”
  • The graduate handbook:
  • The application page: