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Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Why Pursue a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology?

In a world filled with injustice and suffering, a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School will prepare you holistically into a clinician who meets the needs of others with a practice built upon an integrated, academically rigorous, justice and service-focused, and Biblically grounded foundation. 

One of the Best Clinical Psychology Programs 

Students matched at pre-doctoral internships since 2013
active research labs
of eligible graduates earned professional licensure in the past 10 years
I feel very well-equipped to meet the challenges of my early career due to my training at Wheaton. — Megan Brown Psy.D. '12, Behavioral Medicine Faculty, In His Image Family Medicine Residency


About the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy

Why Choose the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program at Wheaton?

The Psy.D. program at Wheaton College is the only Christian APA-Accredited program in the Midwest. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA):

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Pursue Justice

We are an unapologetically rigorous, foundationally Christian program dedicated to serving the underserved and the Church in a manner consistent with Biblical justice dedicated to the holistic development of our students. We train clinicians to be grounded in, informed by and shaped by beliefs and practices of the Christian faith. Learn more about diversity and justice.

Serve with Excellence

We train clinicians to become highly competent clinical psychologists using a practitioner-scholar training model while committed to professional practice as service, especially to the Body of Christ, the Church and all persons marginalized and wounded by society on the basis of racial or ethnic identification, age, socioeconomic status or gender.

The Psy.D. program encourages its students to pursue memberships in professional organizations during their training. We have student members of the the American Psychological Association (APA), International Neuropsychological Association (INS), and Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS). Learn more about clinical training and research opportunities.

Develop Holistically

We train clinicians within a community context which is balanced in spiritual, personal, professional and interpersonal growth and development. Learn more about student development.

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology includes:

  • 120 semester hours of coursework
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Clinical Disseration
  • Professional Qualifying Exam

In the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program, 47 percent of students graduate within five years and 28 percent graduate within six years.

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A Unique Program with Significant Results

The Wheaton College Psy.D. Program is unique in its mission among the six APA-accredited Christian doctoral programs in clinical psychology in the United States, and the only one located in the Midwest. our mission is to train students who pursue justice, serve with excellence and develop holistically.

Wheaton Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Admission and Tutition

Pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology is an investment. That's why Wheaton remains competitive in tuition and fees to other Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology programs. The tuition and fees for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology are as follows:

  • Tuition for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology:
  • Additional Fees for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology:

Affording your Wheaton College Graudate School degree is possible through scholarships and financial aid packages. The Doctor of Psychology Program has a substantial budget line dedicated to direct scholarship aid to students. Every student receives scholarships which typically range from $6,000 to $10,000. 

The application deadine for the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology is ___, with on campus interviews on ___.

Some admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor's Degree from regionally accredited institution
  • GPA __ minimum
  • GRE General Test
  • Three recommendations (Academic, Pastoral, and Professional)
  • Research Paper

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