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Overview

Clinical psychology is the application of psychological principles and practices in a clinical setting in order to ascertain mental disorders and behaviors, and work with other healthcare professionals in order to develop the best course of treatment. Clinical psychologists generally work within hospital or clinical settings, and often plan treatment programs for patients in order to cope with or cure their illness.

Education and Schools

Individuals in this field will receive a doctorate in order to be able to practice as clinical psychologists. Prior education in psychology is necessary in order to be admitted into a clinical psychology program, and individuals will work under the supervision of professionals during the course of their education as a prerequisite for completion of the program. Clinical Psych. is considered a specialization, and as such provides much more focus on patient treatment and assessment, and less focus on research, which is reflected in the tools conferred in the education received.

A curriculum may include:

  • Psychometrics
  • Counseling Skills
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Professional Communication
  • History of Psychology

Students will choose schools based on the quality of education offered combined with where they will receive their training and supervised clinical hours. Schools will have professionals attached to their program that can provide a strong indicator of the quality of a given program or possible exceptional opportunity. As such, a student should review any program offerings, including with whom they may be working, in order to better choose their final destination.

Employment Opportunities

Individuals will generally seek employment at hospitals or clinics, providing mental health care through them or as a private practitioner. In addition, some psychologists may maintain private offices and treat clients independently of such settings. Psychology is a growing field, and with the advent of more widespread healthcare, the need for trained professionals is expected to increase greatly. In addition, the reduced stigma regarding such treatment as increased the willingness of individuals to seek out clinical psychologists.

The American Psychological Association is a professional organization that works to advance the cause of psychology through research, exposure and assistance through communication, providing resources, and lobbying for the advancement of the field.

Colleges that Offer Clinical Psychology by Number of Graduates

Listed below are the most popular schools in the U.S. that have clinical psychology programs. Schools can be filtered by clicking the drop-down menu below and selecting a state.

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Showing 1-20 of 197 Schools
Alliant International University

San Diego, CA

About Alliant International University has its main campus located in San Diego, California and was founded in 2001 through a merger between the United States International University and the California...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $15,190
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (866) 825-5426

Programs Offered

  • Psychopharmacology (M,D)
  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)
  • Organizational Psychology (M,D)

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Malibu, CA, it resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The Churches of Christ affiliation at the school is...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $42,772
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (310) 506-4000

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Educational Psychology (M,D)

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a private research university that includes graduate and professional schools on its campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. NSU offers over 40 undergraduate degree programs, and many more graduate degree programs at the master's and...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $24,414
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (954) 262-7300

Programs Offered

  • Psychopharmacology (M,D)
  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)
  • School Psychology (M,D)

Teachers College at Columbia University

New York, NY

Teachers College at Columbia University is a nonprofit private graduate level institution located in New York. Enrollment at this school is nearly five thousand students yearly. Teachers College at Columbia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (212) 678-3000

Programs Offered

  • Developmental And Child Psychology (M,D)
  • Physiological Psychology, Psychobiology (M,D)
  • Social Psychology (M,D)
  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)

Argosy University - Chicago

Chicago, IL

Argosy University is a system of schools owned operated by the Education Management Corporation (EDMC) that was formed in 2001 through the merger of three pre-existing institutions; the University of Sarasota, The Medical Institute of Minnesota and the American School of Professional Psychology....

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,685
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (312) 777-7600

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)
  • Organizational Psychology (M,D)

The Wright Institute

Berkeley, CA

The Wright Institute, located in Berkeley, California, was founded Nevitt Sanford after his departure from Stanford University. The school was formed to continue and energize the conversation between Marx and Freud. Over the years the school has gone through and redefined...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (510) 841-9230 x100

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)

Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA

Fielding Graduate University is a nonprofit private graduate level institution located in Santa Barbara, California. Enrollment at this school is nearly 1,600 students per year. Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (805) 687-1099

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Applied Psychology (M,D)
  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (M,D)

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. With a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 126 degree programs, we are committed to the highest...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $25,950
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (312) 341-3500

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Organizational Psychology (M,D)

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Forest Grove, OR, it offers a suburban setting for students to study in. Approximately 3,400 students are enrolled annually at...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $35,260
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (877) 722-8648

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)

Argosy University - Washington D.C.

Arlington, VA

Argosy University is a system of schools owned operated by the Education Management Corporation (EDMC) that was formed in 2001 through the merger of three pre-existing institutions; the University of Sarasota, The Medical Institute of Minnesota and the American School of Professional Psychology....

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,685
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (703) 526-5800

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)
  • Applied Psychology (M,D)
  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (M,D)

Argosy University - Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL

Argosy University is a system of schools owned operated by the Education Management Corporation (EDMC) that was formed in 2001 through the merger of three pre-existing institutions; the University of Sarasota, The Medical Institute of Minnesota and the American School of Professional Psychology....

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $12,685
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (847) 969-4900

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University (GW) is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., a short distance from the White House. Students and faculty of GW have the opportunity to work on projects alongside leaders of politics, science, law and many other disciplines. Students also...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $45,780
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (202) 994-1000

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

Chicago, IL

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, located in Chicago, Illinois, entered the planning stage in 1977 and began operation in 1979. The school is a not-for-profit graduate institution that is solely dedicated to the advancement and education of psychology and the...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (312) 329-6600

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (D)
  • Counseling Psychology (D)
  • Organizational Psychology (D)
  • School Psychology (D)

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis is a nonprofit private institution located in Indianapolis, IN and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $23,830
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (317) 788-3368

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)

Antioch University - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Antioch University - Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara, California and is a nonprofit private institution that provides opportunities for students to meet their goals. The school enrolls 370 students per year, allowing for smaller more engaging class sizes.Here is a list of some...

School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (805) 962-8179

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M)

Widener University - Main Campus

Chester, PA

Widener University - Main Campus is a nonprofit private institution located in Chester, PA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Widener University - Main Campus has a yearly student enrollment of over four thousand.Areas of study offered at Widener University -...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $36,382
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (610) 499-4000

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Denver, Colorado and operated as a private institution. Enrollment at DU exceeds twelve thousand per year.Here is a list of some of the popular...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $39,177
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (303) 871-2000

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)
  • School Psychology (M,D)
  • Clinical Child Psychology (M,D)

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

Wright State University, located in Dayton, Ohio, was founded in 1961 as an extension campus for both Ohio State University and Miami University. A tract of land was purchased in Dayton to accommodate the new campus, followed shortly by the construction of Allyn Hall, one...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $8,354
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (937) 775-3333

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Community Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)
  • Organizational Psychology (M,D)

University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

UHart is a nonprofit private institution that has a large number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in West Hartford, Connecticut, in a predominately urban area. Enrollment at UHart is nearly seven thousand annually.Students can choose from a few areas...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $32,172
  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (860) 768-4100

Programs Offered

  • Experimental Psychology (M,D)
  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • School Psychology (M,D)

Antioch University - New England

Keene, NH

Antioch University - New England is a nonprofit private graduate level institution located in Keene. Enrollment at this school exceeds 910 students yearly. Antioch University - New England is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission to...

School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (603) 357-3122

Programs Offered

  • Clinical Psychology (M,D)
  • Counseling Psychology (M,D)

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.