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Psychology Doctoral Programs in New York

Home to the nation’s leading schools in the field of psychology, it comes as no surprise that New York offers some of the most opportunities for doctoral programs in this subject of all states. Doctoral students enrolling in New York’s psychology programs will be following in the footsteps of great minds who have developed much of today’s textbooks and clinical practices. Upon earning their degree, today’s students have the potential to have just as important an impact as those before them, working in a range of positions from government to research, academia, and private practice. With its long tradition in the practice of psychology, students can find plenty of opportunities to fund there education through resources such as grants, scholarships, and teaching assistant positions in New York.

Adelphi University

Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

As the nation’s first university-based school of psychology, this department has been continuously accredited by the APA since 1957. The school’s psychology programs were recognized as forerunners in their field since their inception, and continue to remain so through the present. Since 2005 most doctoral psychology graduates go on to work in clinical practice, while significant numbers also engage careers that involve teaching, supervising, and research.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Comprised of 120 semester credits, graduates of this program are fully prepared to begin careers in community and clinical practice as scholar-practitioners. Throughout this program students complete a series of core-courses, experiential clinical training, clinical practica, a doctoral dissertation, and a one-year internship. The program is designed to be completed in five years, followed by the student’s internship. Students benefit from the instruction of more than 20 full-time professors.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by organizations that include the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA), the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB), and the Council on Social Work Education.

Contact

Adelphi University
1 South Ave, P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

1-800-ADELPHI (233-5744)
graduateadmissions@adelphi.edu
Program Website

Alfred University

Graduate School

Alfred’s graduate programs are known the world over for the quality of their education and faculty. Since 1947 the university’s graduate school has offered programs to qualifying students that prepare them to enter into advanced careers in the humanities and sciences. Currently the graduate school offers six programs, one of which is a PsyD in school psychology.

School Psychology PsyD

Following the practitioner-scientist model, graduates of this program are prepared to pursue careers in schools and other child/family settings, research positions, hospitals, mental health agencies, private practice, academia, and administrative/supervision positions. The program begins with three years of core-coursework and practica, followed by a year-long doctoral internship, and finally a doctoral dissertation. Graduates are eligible to pursue licensure as a psychologist, as well as certification to become a school psychologist.

Accreditation

  • The PsyD in school psychology is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

Graduate Admissions
Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

(607) 871-2115
gradinquiry@alfred.edu
Program Website

Binghamton University – State University of New York

Psychology Department

This department’s reputation is bolstered annually by a consistent ranking in the top-75 psychology departments in the nation. Graduates leave the department ready to pursue advanced careers in education, law, medicine, public affairs, business, and healthcare. Students learn from faculty who are distinguished in fields such as behavioral neuroscience, pediatric psychology, stress response systems, and speech.

Clinical Psychology PHD

In addition to their core clinical psychology courses students can also choose electives to form a concentration in subjects like marital/relationship problems, adult disorders like depression, personality disorder, or anxiety, addictions, and neuropsychology. This program can be completed in four years, plus a final year at an internship. The initial four years include practica experience, a master’s thesis and research, and a doctoral dissertation. Graduates of this program fulfill the education requirements to become a licensed psychologist in New York.

Accreditation

  • The PhD in clinical psychology is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

Contact

Clinical Director Brandon E. Gibb
Binghamton University
State University of New York
Clearview Hall, Room 56
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

bgibb@binghamton.edu
(607) 777-2511
Program Website

City University of New York

The Graduate Center, Psychology Department

This graduate department offers more than 30 doctoral degree programs, led by 140 faculty who are significant contributors to their fields. In the fall of 2015 the center counted 3,612 enrolled doctoral students striving to earn their terminal degrees and maximize their career potentials. The clinical psychology PhD program is one of the most popular doctoral programs at the Graduate Center’s Psychology Department, offered through three colleges within the CUNY system.

City College Clinical Psychology PHD

This program produces graduates who are competent clinical psychologists prepared to work with mental health problems from the individual to community levels. Based on the scholar-practitioner model, education rests on the three pillars of theory, research, and practice. Students can earn their degree in six years, which include core courses, clinical training, multiple practica, doctoral examinations, a year-long internship, and a doctoral dissertation. Most students graduate in seven to eight years, and over the past decade more than 90 percent became professionally licensed upon graduation.

Queens College Clinical Psychology PHD

Throughout this course of study students’ personal and professional development is emphasized in their training to become competent scientific practitioners of clinical psychology. In this program students gain particular insight regarding the role of neural dysfunction in behavioral functioning and psychopathology. This program is at least 90 semester credits, which most students complete in seven years or less. Studies include three qualifying examinations, two years of supervised externships, a master’s project, a doctoral dissertation, and a year-long internship. Over the past decade 72 percent of graduates went on to become professionally licensed psychologists.

John Jay College Clinical Psychology PHD

This program trains students to become leaders in their field, scholars of clinical and forensic psychology, and experts in their profession. Offered through the Graduate Center in association with the College of Criminal Justice, clinical psychology students have the opportunity to gain an additional specialization in forensic psychology. Students follow the scientist-practitioner education model through an academic path that begins with core-courses and is followed by practica, a doctoral dissertation, and a one-year clinical psychology internship. Most students complete the 90 semester credits within seven years. In the past decade 30 percent of students became professionally licensed psychologists after graduation, with most others choosing to apply their skills in areas that did not require state licensure.

Accreditation

  • Each of these clinical psychology PhD programs in the CUNY system is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

City College of New York
Steve Tuber, Program Director
160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031

(212) 650-5672
steve.tuber@gmail.com
Program Website

 

Queens College
Joel Sneed, Clinical Psychology
65-30 Kissena Blvd, Science Building
Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-4277
joel.sneed@qc.cuny.edu
Program Website

 

John Jay College
William Gottdiener, Psychology Department
524 West 59th St.
New York, NY 10019

(212) 237-8252
wgottdiener@jjay.cuny.edu
Program Website

Columbia University Teachers College

Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology

This department is well poised to educate its doctoral students in the investigation, assessment, and treatment of the psychological needs of individuals, families, groups, institutions, and communities. This is because of its talented faculty, lecturers, adjuncts, and instructors, who are more than one hundred strong. The department coordinates student relationships with academic bodies such as the Carter’s Research Group, Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services, Global Mental Health Lab, Maternal Psychology Lab, Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies, and more. This department sponsors the two doctoral programs, one in clinical psychology and the other in counseling psychology.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Accredited by the APA with the first group of programs ever to receive the distinction in 1948, this scientific-practitioner modeled program prepares students to make important empirical contributions in their field and to be competent clinical practitioners. To graduate, students complete at least 95 academic points during their first three to four years, and then a 12-month clinical internship during their fourth or fifth year. They must also complete original empirical research, several practica, pass examinations, make a clinical case presentation, and complete their doctoral dissertation – all within a maximum of seven years. Most students graduate in five years or less, and in the past decade 95 percent became licensed psychologists in New York after graduation.

Counseling Psychology PHD

This program prepares scientist-practitioner counseling psychologists to facilitate the development of individuals, groups, and organizations in ways that are psychologically appropriate and culturally relevant. The program makes a particular effort to develop courses on a framework of social justice, race, and culture. Throughout the course of this program students complete foundational classes, practica, an externship, an internship, and a researched doctoral dissertation. Most students earn their degree in six to seven years, and within the last decade 69 percent of graduates chose to become licensed psychologists in New York after graduation.

Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences

This department’s training model includes both formal education as well as an apprenticeship approach. Its goal is to produce school psychologists who are prepared to work in careers that involve academia, schools, testing companies, research centers, and clinics that serve the psychological needs of youth and their families. This department offers doctoral degrees in education as well as school psychology.

School Psychology PHD

This program focuses on the application of psychology for the promotion of learning and mental health in schools and other educational and mental health contexts. Students complete 90 academic points for this program, and should plan on five years of full-time attendance which includes summers. The path to graduate starts with three years of core coursework, followed by an externship, a full-time year-long internship, and a doctoral dissertation. Students have the option to complete fieldwork and their internship at locations throughout the greater New York City area, including residential schools, hospitals, and public schools.

Accreditation

  • Both the clinical psychology and counseling psychology PhD programs are accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Clinical Psychology, Rebecca Shulevitz, Box: 102
Teachers College, Columbia University
328 Horace Mann

(212) 678-3267
shulevitz@tc.columbia.edu
Program Website

 

Counseling Psychology, Elizabeth Tavarez, Box: 102
Teachers College, Columbia University
428 Horace Mann

(212) 678-3397
et2453@tc.columbia.edu
Program Website

 

School Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, New York 10027-6696

(212) 678-3942
brassard@tc.edu
Program Website

Fordham University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department

To maintain a wide range of diversity that allows students to be broadly prepared for many types of careers in this field, the department recruits an eclectic range of faculty as well as students. Teaching rests on the four foundations of science, practicality, compassion, and ethics. This department describes its curriculum as world class, taught by a renowned faculty with a wide range of distinguished expertise.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Doctoral students have trained to practice, research, and teach clinical psychology with this department for over half a century. Learning according to the scientist-practitioner model, faculty encourages students to critically and dynamically integrate their scientific research with real-world clinical practice. Students have the opportunity to choose among four specializations within this program: child and family psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, and health psychology. To graduate, students complete at least 89 semester credits, which include core courses, an externship, a research practicum, a doctoral dissertation, and an APA-accredited internship.

Graduate School of Education

To respond to the changing world and the challenges of the 21st century, the Graduate School of Education prepares its students to understand and apply the most promising theoretical constructs. Within the strong values-based setting at Fordham, this school strives to reflect the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence through high standards in scholarship. Regarding doctoral programs in psychology, this school offers PhD programs in school psychology as well as counseling psychology.

School Psychology PHD

This program prepares graduates to become certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists. Offered on both a full-time or part-time basis, students approach education from the scientific-practitioner model. Over the course of their education students complete three practica, one externship, and a year-long supervised internship. Students also spend one year in doctoral residency, where they divide their time between a research apprenticeship and giving seminars to other residency students and faculty. Full-time students can complete the program’s 96 semester credits within five years.

Counseling Psychology PHD

With faculty whose interests spans subjects like clinical supervision, health psychology, multicultural competence, group dynamics, and identity development, students have no trouble finding a relevant professor to work with. To graduate, students must earn 96 semester credits beyond their bachelor’s degree, or 45 credits beyond their master’s degree. Students begin the program by completing core psychology courses, followed by professional practice and experience. They then transition to learning about research methodology and formulating an idea for a doctoral dissertation. Next they proceed to engage in practica, externships, and internships. Most students graduate in six or seven years, and in the past decade approximately 78 percent became professionally licensed after graduation.

Accreditation

  • The PhD in clinical psychology is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • The counseling psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

Fordham University
Rose Hill Campus
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

(718) 817-1000
clinicalpsyc@fordham.edu
Program Website

 

Linda Horisk
Graduate School of Education
45 Columbus Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023

(212) 636-6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu
Program Website (school psychology)
Program Website (counseling psychology)

Hofstra University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

Every year this department strives to produce competent scientist-practitioners in the field of psychology. Students emerge fully prepared to pursue a range of employment options within academia, government, the private-sector, and independently as professional practitioners. Among the college’s doctoral programs are a PhD in clinical psychology and a PsyD in school-community psychology.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Students in this program approach clinical psychology from both a scientific and practitioner viewpoint. This program prides itself on its state-of-the-art psychotherapeutic treatment and assessment approaches. Graduates are prepared to work competently in healthcare, applied, and academic settings. To complete their degree students spend a minimum of five years earning at least 105 semester credits. The program covers core-course subjects, two research projects, a clinical exam, a research exam, a researched dissertation, and a one-year internship at an APA-approved facility. Most students earn their degree in six years or less, and in the past decade 61 percent of graduates became licensed psychologists after graduation.

School-Community Psychology PsyD

The underlying goal of this program is to train school psychology practitioners who work with children and their families. Students learn according to the scholar-practitioner model as they complete a minimum of 96 semester credits. Student’s entering this program who already have a master’s degree have fewer required credits and can choose to study full- or part-time. Studies include core classes, doctoral dissertation research and defense, annual qualifying examinations, a one-year practicum, and a one-year internship. Most students complete their degree in five years, and over the past decade 57 percent of students became licensed psychologists after graduation.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school-community psychology PsyD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Hofstra University
227 Hauser Hall
Hempstead, New York 11549-1000

(516) 463-5633
PSYJTC@hofstra.edu
Program Website

 

Department of Psychology, School-Community Psychology
Hofstra University
227 Hauser Hall
Hempstead, New York 11549-1000

(516) 463-5029
Robert.W.Motta@hofstra.edu
Program Website

Long Island University

Brooklyn Campus, Department of Psychology

Relying on a faculty with 16 full-time professionals, students have the option of going from their undergraduate to terminal doctoral degree within this department. In the doctoral program, faculty work closely in mentoring relationships with students to produce competent clinical psychologists who have superior research skills. These students also operate the Psychological Services Center which provides care for the entire university.

Clinical Psychology PHD

This program takes students through a rigorous academic course to produce skilled and competent practitioners upon graduation. Students complete at least five years of study to reach the required 90 semester credits to graduate. Studies start the first year covering core clinical psychology topics, and segue into the second year with a research project. As the program progresses, students complete three years of training at a clinical practicum site, a clinical qualifying exam, a 12-month clinical internship at an APA-approved site, and finally a doctoral dissertation. Students take between six and seven years to complete this program, and 97 percent of graduates went on to receive a professional license in New York during the past decade.

Post Campus, Department of Psychology

This campus’ Department of Psychology offers relevant degree program for students ranging from undergraduates to doctoral. Faculty possess expertise in a wide range of areas, which include family relationships, marriage, cognition, perception, psychotherapy, developmental disabilities, and neuroscience. Students have the opportunity to work in community settings that include youth centers, hospitals, and HR departments.

Clinical Psychology PsyD

This program focuses on training competent clinical psychologists who have a strong interest in serving under-served populations. Graduates are prepared to work in psychology-related professions, as well as many professions that are not directly related to clinical psychology but make good use of these skills, such as business, government, and education. While completing a total of 115 semester credits, students can focus in one of three areas: family violence, applied child psychology, and serious mental illness. Students learn on the practitioner-scholar model, and are involved in practica, externships, a year-long internship, and a doctoral dissertation. Most students earn their degree in five to six years, and over the past decade 86 percent of graduates continued on to become professionally licensed after graduation.

Accreditation

  • Both the PhD and PsyD clinical psychology programs are accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

Connie Clayton, Administrative Secretary of the PhD Program
Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
720 Northern Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11548

(718) 488-1164
cclayton@liu.edu
Program Website

 

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Long Island University – Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd, Lodge B
Brookville, NY 11548

(516) 299-3212
eva.feindler@liu.edu
Program Website

The New School for Social Research

Department of Psychology

While preparing its students to be psychological professionals in general, this department particularly encourages its faculty and students to explore issues that relate to social, cultural, and political concerns. Programs are designed to incorporate multiple disciplines and produce graduates with a wide array of applicable skills.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Using the scientist-practitioner model of training, students in this program learn to integrate their theoretical knowledge with real-world concerns. This program is pluralistic and emphasizes a psychoanalytically informed practice. Throughout the course of this 90-semester-credit program students engage in two year-long externship seminars, complete clinical training at the New School-Beth Israel Center for Clinical Training and Research and other affiliated sites, complete a year-long APA-accredited internship, and author a doctoral dissertation.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

The New School for Social Research
80 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor
New York, NY 10011

(212) 229-5727 ext. 3223
warrenj@newschool.edu
Program Website

New York University – Steinhardt

Department of Applied Psychology

Focusing on theory and practical application, this department has hosted leading figures in the fields of counseling and psychology since the Department of Counselor Education and the Department of Educational Psychology were merged together in 1989. Students have a full range of programs beginning with undergraduate and culminating in doctoral studies. Through laboratory and research studies, students have the opportunity to pursue their own projects with supervising faculty who share a similar area of expertise.

Counseling Psychology PHD

Students graduate from this program as knowledgeable professionals who are up to date in the latest clinical theory. Students also develop a high sense of ethics and are prepared to function as psychologists in a variety of roles. In addition to their core psychology and research methodology courses, students take an oral exam, complete a one-year internship, and finally complete and defend their doctoral dissertation. This program totals 79-96 semester credits, and most students graduate in around eight years. Over the last decade, 80 percent of students became professionally licensed after graduation.

Accreditation

  • The counseling psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

NYU Steinhardt Office of Graduate Admissions
Joseph and Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-6680

(212) 998-5555
applied.psychology@nyu.edu
Program Website

Pace University

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

This Department of Psychology offers two bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, and a doctoral degree: school-clinical child psychology PsyD. The chair of the department emphasizes the advantages of enrolling in a psychology program that is in the heart of NYC. Students have a plethora of opportunities for pursuing their clinical and practica experiences at a range of locations throughout the diverse metropolis.

School-Clinical Child Psychology PsyD

Graduates of this program are prepared as health service providers with expertise in clinical and school psychology. They are uniquely situated to provide their expertise in the service of children and their families across a variety of venues. Using the practitioner-scholar model of training, the program carefully educates students by incorporating academic preparation with field experience. Most students complete this program’s 110 semester credits in five to six years, which include multiple exams, an internship distributed over two years, a full-time 12-month internship, and a doctoral project. In the last decade approximately 79 percent of students earned their professional license after graduation.

Accreditation

  • The PsyD program in school-clinical child psychology is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Pace University
41 Park Row
New York, NY 10038

(212) 346-1506
PacePsychologyNYC@pace.edu
Program Website

University of Rochester

Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology

In this department students have the opportunity to complete their entire range of education from undergraduate to doctoral. While students have the freedom to study a wide range of psychological topics, the department has three areas of specialization: developmental psychopathology, motivation, and interpersonal relationships. The department is closely affiliated with the Mount Hope Family Center.

Clinical Psychology PHD

To-date since 1947 this program has graduated more than 200 PhD students, who have gone on to make a significant contribution to the field of clinical psychology. Research is a particular emphasis of the program, with up to one-third of a student’s total credits capable of being attributed to this. To graduate students complete 90 semester credits over the course of four years. Students complete their clinical training at agencies such as the Children’s Institute, Mount Hope Family Center, and the university’s counseling center. Most students earn their degree in six to seven years, and in the last decade 81 percent went on to become professionally licensed psychologists after graduation.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology
Meliora Hall
P.O. Box 270266
Rochester, NY 14627-0266

(585) 273-3264
loretta.pratt@rochester.edu
Program Website

Saint John’s University – Queens Campus

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

This department places a high value on ethics, academic excellence, respect for individuals and their dignity, and service to the greater community. Students can expect to be well-prepared in the field of psychology, understanding the scientific foundations of psychological, social, and biological processes as a means of discerning normal and abnormal behavior. The department offers two doctoral degrees: a clinical psychology PhD and a school psychology PsyD.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Students encounter four main elements in this program: foundational coursework, a practicum experience, a one-year clinical internship, and a doctoral dissertation. Students can choose a general clinical psychology course of study or a sub-specialization in child clinical psychology. This program is scheduled to be four years, with most students graduating in about six years. Over the past decade 89 percent of graduates went on to become professionally licensed psychologists after graduation.

School Psychology PsyD

This program totals 105 semester credits and has two tracks of study: a general school psychology track and a bilingual school psychology track. Students complete program segments that include foundational courses, research colloquia, practica, doctoral research, an internship, and a doctoral dissertation. The curriculum is designed to be completed in a total of five years.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school psychology PsyD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Saint John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

(718) 990-2790
nevidj@stjohns.edu
Program Website

 

School Psychology Doctoral Program
Saint John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

(718) 990-2790
medranor@stjohns.edu
Program Website

University at Albany – State University of New York

College of Arts and Science, Department of Psychology

This department offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It describes its doctoral clinical program as being steeped in tradition as one of the country’s best cognitive-behavioral programs of its kind. Within this department students and faculty conduct important research and make a contribution to the application of basic psychological principles cannot be overstated.

Clinical Psychology PHD

This program incorporates didactic education, practica, research, and an internship to produce qualified clinical psychologists who are prepared to enter the professional world. Students will find very small class sizes are conducive to working closely with multiple faculty advisors, according to the apprentice junior colleague model. Students can choose to specialize in general studies, children studies, or adult studies. On average students take around six years to earn their PhD. Within the past ten years, 83 percent of graduates from this program became professionally licensed.

Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology

Incorporating a multidisciplinary approach combining education and psychology, this department plays an important role in training professionals in special education, school psychology, school counselors, counseling psychologists, and educational psychologists. The goals of this department are to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in educational psychology, and to train students as advanced researchers. It offers two doctoral programs in particular:

Counseling Psychology PHD

Using the scientist-practitioner model, students earn 76 semester credits in this program as they complete their didactic courses, seminars, practica, internship training, and doctoral dissertation. The program approaches psychology as a scientific discipline, and counseling as a professional specialization. Most students earn their degree in six years or less, and over the past decade 96 percent of graduates earned their professional license after obtaining their degree.

School Psychology PsyD

Ranking in the top-10 school psychology programs (Journal of School Psychology), this program teaches doctoral students to integrate psychological research, practice, and theory, using this amalgamation to engage in the reflective practice of school psychology. As students complete the 94 semester credits in this program, they participate in core didactic education, field training, and a doctoral dissertation. Advanced training and an internship are also part of this program, however they are not included as class credits. Most students complete this program in five to six years, and over the past ten years about half of all students decided to become professionally licensed after graduation.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The counseling psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school psychology PsyD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Department of Psychology
Social Sciences 399
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-4820
psychology@albany.edu
Program Website

 

Division of Counseling Psychology
Education Building 220
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5056
ecpyinfo@albany.edu
Program Website

 

Division of School Psychology
Education 232
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5052
sromano@albany.edu
Program Website

University at Buffalo – The State University of New York

The College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology takes advantage of the latest developments in technology, research, and methods of training. Faculty within this department have four areas of specialization: social-personality psychology, behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and clinical psychology. Graduate students participate in intensive psychological research as the core of their program.

Clinical Psychology PHD

Following the clinical-science training model, this program emphasizes the use of scientific methods to improve the treatment, understanding, assessment, and prevention of problems in human behavior and health. As such, students participate in clinical research from the time they begin their studies. Students complete internships, externships, and practica at locations like the Research Institute on Addictions, the Buffalo VA Medical Center, the Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, the Women and Children’s Hospital, and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Students take an average of around seven years to earn their degree, and in the past ten years 66 percent of graduates have gone on to become professionally licensed.

Graduate School of Education, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology (CSEP) Department

Since 1931 this school has graduated more than 18,000 students who have gone on to be pillars in their field and make important contributions. Faculty recently caused the CSEP Department to be ranked among the top-10 departments in the nation (American Analytics) as being one of the most productive of its kind. Graduates of the CSEP Department’s doctoral programs have gone on to work in schools, universities, counseling center staff, private industry, government agencies, and hospitals.

Counseling Psychology and School Psychology PHD

Based on the scientific-practitioner model of education, this combined program provides students with a unique opportunity to choose a track in which to specialize and earn a doctoral degree. The counseling psychology track focuses on older adolescent and adult populations, while the school psychology track focuses on child and adolescent populations. Over the course of five years students complete didactic core courses, multiple practica, a year-long internship, and a doctoral dissertation. Most students earn their degree in five years or less. Graduates of this program typically pursue careers in places such as hospitals, mental health centers, university counseling centers, and school systems.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The counseling psychology and school psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).

Contact

Department of Psychology
Park Hall Room 204
Buffalo, NY 14260-4110

(716) 645-3651
psych@buffalo.edu
Program Website

 

Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
409 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000

(716) 645-2484
cep-information@buffalo.edu
Program Website

Stony Brook University

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

The university’s Department of Psychology is the strongest and largest of all its departments, operating since 1960. Since then it has granted more than 800 doctoral degrees to students who are trained in subjects like neuroscience, health psychology, cognitive science, and clinical psychology. The department prides itself on its high degree of collaboration with other departments, giving students more options for interdisciplinary study.

Clinical Psychology PHD

This program is proud of its ranking among the top clinical psychology programs in the nation for decades over, according to US News and World Report. It also has a strong publication rate in scholarly journals among both faculty and graduate students. The program’s education model includes behavior-based learning as well as evidence-based empirical learning. During their first three to four years students focus on theoretical psychology foundations and research methods. Clinical training begins during a student’s second year and can continue throughout the rest of the program. Students are then involved in externships, internships, and clinical research. Finally they also complete a doctoral dissertation. After graduation, since 2004 approximately 90 percent of students find clinical science positions of employment.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA), the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB), and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).

Contact

Department of Psychology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2500

(631) 632-7855
Marilynn.Wollmuth@stonybrook.edu
Program Website

Syracuse University

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

As the founding college of Syracuse in 1870, the College of Arts and Sciences takes pride in its Department of Psychology. Within this department students can find over 450 undergraduate majors, as well as several doctoral programs, which include clinical psychology and school psychology.

Clinical Psychology PHD

The goal of this program is to produce innovative, scholarly, and competent clinical psychologists. To graduate, students complete 90 semester credits which include a six-credit master’s thesis and an 18-credit doctoral dissertation. Students start this program by completing around two years of core didactic education. After this students have more flexibility to pursue their clinical psychology interests, and can choose among different practica options, electives, clinical research topics, dissertation research, and will also complete a year-long predoctoral internship. Students also have the option of adding a neuroscience concentration to their clinical psychology PhD.

School Psychology PHD

Based on the scientist-practitioner training model, students are trained in this program to solve problems through an empirical approach. To earn their PhD, students complete 90 semester credits, which include core courses, clinical practice, doctoral research and a dissertation, and a year-long internship that usually takes place during a student’s fifth year. Students also have an option to add a neuroscience specialization to their degree. Most students graduate in their fifth year of studies, and over the last decade approximately 60 percent chose to become professionally licensed after earning their PhD.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school psychology PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also conditionally approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Department of Psychology
430 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244 2340

(315) 443-2354
psychology@syr.edu
Program Website (clinical psychology)
Program Website (school psychology)

Yeshiva University

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Since 1957 this graduate school has been preparing students to go into their field and make a striking difference in the lives of individuals and society as a whole. This school has a diverse student body that represents 64 countries on campus. All graduates of doctoral programs are eligible for licensure in New York. The school offers three particularly well-known doctoral programs: clinical psychology, clinical psychology with a health emphasis, and school-clinical child psychology.

Clinical Psychology PsyD

With more than 600 alumni, it should come as no surprise that this program can also boast a 93 percent match rate, one of the highest in the nation, with its 2016 match rate standing at 100 percent. Graduates are trained as knowledgeable, thoughtful, and capable academic scholars who can do everything from research to provide therapy. Using the scholar-practitioner model of education, students complete their didactic education along with intensive lab work that builds up to a doctoral research project. Most students earn their degree in five years, and over the last decade 84 percent of graduates went on to become professionally licensed.

Clinical Psychology with a Health Emphasis PHD

The overarching goal of this program is to train students who are qualified academic scholars, clinicians, and researchers. This is combined with the additional emphasis of this program, which is on physical and mental health. To graduate, students complete 109 semester credits in total over the course of about five or six years. Studies include core coursework, residency training, a year-long pre-doctoral internship, and finally a dissertation thesis. Students can begin their clinical training as early as the spring semester of their first year.

School-Clinical Child Psychology PsyD

This combined program offers students a unique opportunity to integrate school and clinical psychology. Graduates are prepared to provide psychoeducational and psychological services at locations including schools, medical centers, mental health facilities, and early childhood centers. As part of this program, students will complete at least 3,500 hours of internship and externship experiences throughout the greater NYC area. Students usually complete their degree in five years, and in the last decade approximately 93 percent of graduates chose to become professionally licensed after earning their PsyD.

Accreditation

  • The clinical psychology PsyD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The clinical psychology with a health emphasis PhD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB).
  • The school-clinical child psychology PsyD program is accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) and the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB). It is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Contact

Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, Louis E. and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-3965
lata.mcginn@einstein.yu.edu
Program Website

 

Clinical Psychology (Health) at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, Louis E. and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-3962
Roee.Holtzer@einstein.yu.edu
Program Website

 

School-Clinical Child Psychology at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, Louis E. and Dora Rousso Building
1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-3945
abraham.givner@einstein.yu.edu
Program Website

The State of New York offers prospective doctoral students some of the most exciting and varied programs in psychology in the nation. New York City is the nation’s capital for many of psychology’s greatest advancements in the last three centuries. Once students complete their education they will be prepared to advance in careers in the private or public sector, including at schools, hospitals, government agencies, in private practice, academia, and with the nation’s leading research companies.