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Welcome Prospective Students! We are eager to tell you about our program. Our clinical science program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since March 2, 1948. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation at 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; Phone: (20-2) 336-5979/E-mail:; Web: In February 2014, we were accepted into the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, denoting our program officially as a clinical science program.

The graduate students in our clinical psychology doctoral program are the backbone of the program. The program has 25-30 active graduate students at any one time, and all students are actively involved in running the research labs, staffing the training clinic, and assisting in course instruction. The quality of our students is evidenced by their high-level of research productivity (see table below) and their success on the internship and job market, including a 100% match rate to American Psychological Association (APA) accredited APPIC internships for the past 11 years.

Research Output of Graduate Students from 2008-2015.

Scientific OutputTotal NumberMean per Graduate Student
Number of peer-reviewed papers113 publications4.31 publications
Number of book chapters18 chapters0.71 chapters
Number of conference presentations306 presentations11.52 presentations

Clinical Psychology

A Message for Prospective Students

We are delighted that you are considering applying to MSU's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program! We are proud of our program and hope you will take some time to visit the rest of our website and the links below to obtain more information about our mentorship model, admissions process, curriculum/program requirements, and graduate life at MSU. read entire message »

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2016/2017 List of faculty accepting students and Admissions Interview Day

All of the necessary information about which faculty are accepting students and the date of our Admissions Interview Day can be found here. more »

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Mentor Model

Consistent with our philosophy of multi-level and cross-disciplinary work, our mentorship model is one in which students have a primary advisor within the Clinical Science Program, but are encouraged to work with a range of faculty across clinical science and related disciplines. more »

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Curriculum and Program Requirements

The graduate students in our program complete a curriculum that facilitates their growth as clinical scientists. The master’s portion of the program is designed to take two years, while the doctoral program takes 4 years (including the internship). The following links provide information on the major components (i.e., coursework, thesis/dissertation requirements, comprehensive examination requirements, and practica information and requirements) of both the master’s and doctoral years of study. more »

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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

We feel fortunate to have an outstanding student body that is actively engaged in all aspects of clinical science. The quality of our students is evidenced by their excellent undergraduate academic records and high-level of research productivity and their success on the internship and job market. more »

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Program Resources

We have sufficient resources in our program to meet the needs of both faculty and students. We have a relatively low student to faculty ratio (2.5:1) that ensures highly attentive and individualized training. We also have adequate institutional support for faculty and student research. more »

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An effort to answer some of your general questions. more »