Full-time Status

  • The clinical faculty view graduate training in clinical psychology as an intensive full-time experience that is much more than the simple sum of required courses.
  • Students are not admitted for part-time graduate study.


Stipend and Tuition Waiver

  • Students are typically offered a competitive graduate stipend that includes waiver of in- and out-of-state tuition.
  • Stipends are paid as compensation for teaching or research assistantships or for paid community externship placements.

  • Students are required to work 20 hours per week for their stipends and tuition waivers.

  • Assistantships are contingent upon successfully passing a background check.


Any professional psychological employment outside of the university requires explicit approval from the clinical faculty. Given the full-time nature of the program, the clinical faculty must also approve additional employment above and beyond the student's assigned assistantship or externship. Such additional employment is usually only allowed under exceptional circumstances and only for more advanced students.


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