Clinical Psychology

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Welcome to our webpage! 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. Our program is designed to educate and train clinical scientists who conduct clinically relevant research that will further the etiological understanding of mental health disorders and inform their treatment and prevention. more »


Our program is founded on three core principles of clinical science:

  • Designing and conducting cutting-edge empirical research to inform knowledge, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology;
  • Utilizing multiple levels of analysis across disciplines (e.g., molecular genetics, family influences, cognitive neuroscience) to develop comprehensive models of human behavior; and
  • Understanding normal development and behavior across the lifespan to inform understanding of abnormal development and behavior.
As we embody and pursue these principles, we hold ethical practice and attention to diversity as core values that cut across our foundational principles and program philosophy.

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Consistent with our program principles and values, we have recruited highly productive faculty and students who exemplify these core principles and cluster within a limited, yet inter-related, set of scientific domains: developmental psychopathology, individual differences and personality, and biological bases of behavior. Emblematic of our focus on multi-level analysis, all of our faculty cut across at least two of these domains and also integrate the ecological context of behavior into their work.

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Clinical Faculty

Faculty

Faculty members within the Clinical program. more »

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Prospective Students

All the necessary information for applying to the Clinical Program within the Department of Psychology is available here. more »

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Current Students

The graduate students currently enrolled in the MSU doctoral program are the backbone of the program. They help run the research labs, staff the training clinic, and assist in the courses taught. Thus, their contribution to the success of the program is extremely important and highly valued. 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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Diversity Opportunities

The clinical graduate psychology program at MSU is committed to understanding and promoting mental health in an increasingly diverse society. Our faculty has a range of research and clinical interests in areas of diversity, including cultural/ethnic and racial diversity, international diversity, issues of gender, sexual orientation, and social class, as well as disability status. There are a number of diversity opportunities in the Clinical Interest Group, Department, and University as whole. more »

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Graduate Life

A glimpse of student life at MSU and places to visit in Michigan. more »