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As the 25th most extensive and 5th most populous state with more than 12.8 million residents, Illinois is situated in the Midwestern Great Lakes region as a microcosm of the entire United States, and Psychology Doctoral Programs are well represented. Nicknamed the “Prairie State” and the “Land of Lincoln,” Illinois is widely known for being home to three United States presidents while elected to office, including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and our current President Barack Obama. From coast to coast, Illinois is also famous for serving as the location of popular tourist destinations like the Starved Rock State Park, Navy Pier, Garden of Gods, Skydeck Chicago, Shawnee National Forest, Tunnel Hill State Trail, Millennium Park, Wildlife Prairie State Park, Shedd Aquarium, Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, and the Willis Tower that was once the tallest building in the world. Home to many of the top-ranked universities in the Midwest and the nation, many college students also flock to the state to earn their higher education. For those interested in psychological and behavioral sciences, the following is the second half (M-Z) of psychology doctoral programs accredited by the American Psychological Association within Illinois. For the first half of the list, please see Psychology Doctoral Programs in Illinois (A-L).

Midwestern University – Downers Grove Campus

College of Health Sciences

Situated on a beautiful wooded 105-acre campus in Downers Grove just 25 miles west of Chicago surrounded by leading hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and private practices for hands-on learning, Midwestern University is a non-profit graduate and professional school specializing in various health sciences. Known as the fourth oldest medical school currently active in the state with a long history dating back to 1900, MWU is home to more than 2,500 students and four colleges. In particular, the College of Health Sciences is committed to experiential learning to provide students with comprehensive clinical practice for solid professional preparation.

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Designed to educate students in the general practice of evidence-based clinical psychology to serve the needs of a diverse population, the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program has the goal of creating competently trained practitioners with strong foundational knowledge of psychological theories and scientific bases of behavior as well as the capability of utilizing this knowledge in specific real-world clinical situations. Following the practitioner-scholar model of preparation accepted by the APA, the curriculum incorporates didactic coursework, practical experiences, internships, and a scholarly project. On a full-time basis, the doctoral degree is awarded after five years of study and completion of all requirements.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 515-6171
admissil@midwestern.edu
http://www.midwestern.edu/programs-and-admission/il-clinical-psychology.html

Northern Illinois University

Department of Psychology

As a comprehensive public institution located about 65 miles west of Chicago in the suburban city of DeKalb, Northern Illinois University currently ranks in the top 150 universities in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine for social mobility, research, and service. Consistently recognized in the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students and veterans, the U.S. News and World Report ranks NIU as the 177th best college and 98th top public school in the country. Furthermore, the Department of Psychology is nationally acclaimed for having the 117th best graduate psychology programs and 125th best clinical psychology program in the United States.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

With the mission of preparing professionals for careers in teaching, research, and clinical practice, the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program consists of a seamless blend of didactic and practicum experiences focusing on abnormal behavior, assessment, and methods of therapeutic intervention. While clinical students are introduced to clinical work through a pre-practicum course in the first year, clinical work is continued in a variety of practicum and externships throughout students’ graduate training. Under the supervision and guidance primarily by clinical faculty members, students can consistently involved in hands-on research activities covering various psychological interests, including anxiety disorders, developmental psychopathology, emotion regulation, resilience, family violence, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in School Psychology

Providing comprehensive training in general psychology as well as specialized training in the applied area of school psychology through an intensive 90-hour full-time program, the Ph.D. in School Psychology degree is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to train professional psychologists to work in schools, university settings, clinical practice, and/or state agencies. Through a blend of coursework and practicum experiences for a synthesis of essential theoretical and applied approaches, graduates are prepared to function in treatment, assessment, consultative, research, and teaching roles. Boasting a low student-faculty ratio, the program is known for training in the most innovative school psychological delivery services, including problem solving with data-based responses to intervention.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

Psychology Building Room 40
P.O. Box 3001
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-7063
PsycAdvising@niu.edu
http://www.niu.edu/PSYC/graduate/index.shtml

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Situated on a 231-acre campus along the coastline of Lake Michigan in the suburban city of Evanston within just thirty minutes north of the world-class cultural and medical hub of Chicago, Northwestern University is a premier private research institution of more than 19,000 students. As a prestigious member of the Association of American Universities that is awarded more than $500 million in research grants to be placed in the first tier of major research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance, NWU is ranked as the 12th best college and 21st top value school in the nation for 2014 by the U.S. News and World Report. Within the 18th best medical research school in the United States, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is home to the 14th best graduate clinical psychology program in the nation.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Supported by both the Feinberg Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Graduate School of Northwestern, the PhD in Clinical Psychology program is founded on a scientist-practitioner model to graduate academic psychologists who are competent, ethical, and productive in the practice of clinical psychology and scientific research. Taking advantage of its placement within the academic medical center through a balance of research and clinical training, the program also offers opportunities for translational research that span molecular to social models of disease as well as neuroimaging methodologies and clinical epidemiology. Within the program, students can choose to concentrate their studies in Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Psychopathology and Treatment, preparing students for many exciting high paying jobs in psychology.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

710 North Lake Shore Dr. Suite 1205
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 908-8262
clinpsych@northwestern.edu
http://psychiatry.northwestern.edu/education/clinical-psychology-program/index.html

Roosevelt University

Department of Psychology

Founded in 1945 in honor of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with campuses in Chicago and Schaumburg, Roosevelt University is a private coeducational institution dedicated to the enlightenment of the human spirit through educating socially conscious citizens for leadership. Home to the second tallest academic structure in the United States standing at 32-stories with stunning views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago, RU is ranked as the 77th best college in the Midwest by the U.S. News and World Report. Even more importantly, the Department of Psychology is nationally recognized for hosting the 164th best clinical psychology graduate program in the country.

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Based on a practitioner-scholar model, the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program has the mission of training clinical psychologists who are able to diagnose and treat psychological problems. Designed to provide graduates with the general knowledge and skills of intervention and assessment necessary for the ethical and competent practice in clinical settings, the program requires students to complete a minimum of 102 semester hours of graduate studies plus 3 hours of internship credit. Throughout the program, students must pass the comprehensive examination, complete at least two doctoral practicum experiences, and be involved in a Master’s thesis and doctoral project. In addition, the program offers the opportunity to take an instructor development course to enable students to teach undergraduate psychology courses and enhance their own psychological training.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

Gage Building Suite GB400
18 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-3760
camcbride@roosevelt.edu
http://www.roosevelt.edu/CAS/Programs/Psychology/PsyD.aspx

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

College of Health Professions

Considered a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education on the cutting-edge of scientific healthcare research, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a private upper-division institution located in North Chicago with more than 2,000 students in its five schools. Named in honor of DNA crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, RFUMS is situated to the south of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and to the west of the Naval Station of the Great Lakes. Within the College of Health Professions, the institution offers professional programs in Nurse Anesthesia, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Pathologist Assistant, Nutrition, and Psychology. According to the U.S. News and World Report, the college is recognized for having the 157th best graduate clinical psychology program in the nation.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Structured to provide students with intensive instruction in the theoretical framework of psychology and broad experience in methods of clinical practice through the integration of academic, scientific, and professional training, the PhD in Clinical Psychology program aims to develop qualified psychologists who are knowledgeable in solving scientific problems with the use of clinical techniques. Offering students the opportunity to select a specialty tracks in neuropsychology or health psychology, the program requires a minimum of four full-time pre-internship years of graduate studies followed by a one-year internship in an APA-approved clinical setting. In addition, students are required to pass a qualifying comprehensive examination, Master’s thesis, dissertation research project, and oral defense of the dissertation research for completion of the doctoral degree.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 578-3000
Grad.Admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu
http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/Degreeprograms/ClinicalPsychology.aspx

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Department of Psychology

With all the brains of a nationally ranked research institution with the heart of a small intimate atmosphere of 14,100 students on a vast 1,136-acre campus in Carbondale, Southern Illinois University is a public institution that is distinguished among the top four percent of universities by the National Science Foundation. Placed into the first tier of the U.S. News and World Report, the survey has named SIU Carbondale as the 177th best college, 98th top public school, and 46th best college for veterans in the United States. Within the Department of Psychology recognized for having the 141st best graduate psychology programs, students can participate in the 114th best clinical psychology graduate program in the nation.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

The Ph.D. doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology aims to develop clinical psychologists who have the skills and breadth of perspective to adapt flexibly to the changing roles and opportunities available within the field. With the goal of training researchers who address questions of clinical significance, practitioners who will think critically about new concepts, and administrators who are skilled in supervision and program evaluation, the program offers specializations in Adult and Child Clinical Psychology. With practicum training beginning early in the first semester, the program provides varied opportunities for clinical hands-on learning through regular clinical practicum, summer field placements, specialty practice, clinical training assignments, and a final year-long internship.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology

Following the traditional Boulder model with an equal emphasis on science and practice, the PhD in Counseling Psychology program provides a balanced training experience with the primary goal to develop scientifically sophisticated researchers and inter-personally skilled counselors for practice. The program is focused on developing graduates who are capable of providing quality services, critically evaluating services, developing new intervention approaches, and contribution to the field as a researcher, teacher, or practitioner. Taking advantage of the training sites at the department’s Career Development and Resource Clinic and the on-campus Counseling Center, students can participate in significant field training beginning in the second semester of the first year through the conclusion of the five-year program.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

Life Science II Building Room 281A
1125 Lincoln Drive Mail Stop 6502
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 536-2301
gradpsyc@siu.edu
http://cola.siu.edu/psychology/graduate/index.php

University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Psychology

As a major public research institution in the center of one of the world’s greatest cities with annual research expenditures exceeding $335 million, the University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to serving Illinois as the principal educator of health service professionals for underserved communities. According to the U.S. News and World Report, UIC is currently ranked as the 128th best college and 63rd top public school in the nation. Furthermore, the UIC Department of Psychology is nationally recognized for having the 60th best graduate psychology programs and specifically the 42nd best clinical psychology program in the United States.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

With the mission of educating innovative research-oriented scholars with the Boulder Model scientist-practitioner approach to training, the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program emphasizes the integration of research and clinical work to produce leading researchers who can advance theory, research, and application in the prevention of psychopathology. As a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, the program does not aim to train students for careers in private practice or full-time service delivery to clients. Instead, students have the opportunity to conduct research on issues including psychotic disorders, autism, mood and anxiety disorders, treatment outcomes, smoking cessation, HIV/AIDS, and academic learning.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

1062 BSB MC 285
100 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 996-3036
support@psch.uic.edu
https://home.psch.uic.edu/content/clinical

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Psychology

Located in the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign in the east-central region of the state within a few hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state’s flagship land-grant public institution on a vast 1,783-acre campus with more than 32,000 students. Famous for being home to the world’s largest public university library, UI Urbana-Champaign is ranked as the 41st best college and 11th top public school in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report. Not only is the Department of Psychology recognized for having the 6th best clinical psychology program, it also has the 5th best counseling psychology program.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Designed to train scholarly and scientifically oriented researchers and professionals with a variety of interests, the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program has the goal of applying scientific knowledge to the assessment, understanding, and treatment of human problems for the advancement of public community health. Through the intensive program, students are required to complete a minor area of study, one semester of teaching experience, two year-long supervised internships, and M.A. and Ph.D. thesis projects. Upon completion, the program prepares students to be independent scholars in clinical psychology, engage in applied work that bridges science and practice, and become skilled higher education educators.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology

Ideal for students with a strong interest in psychology research, pursuing academic careers, and combining research and practice, the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program is based upon a scientist-practitioner orientation by viewing research and practice as interdependent. Throughout, students are actively engaged in research relevant to assessing human behavior to apply culturally sensitive, research-based approaches to issues related to vocational psychology, racial attitudes, and cultural competence. During the fifth and final year of the program, students spend a full-year of predoctoral internship in an APA-approved facility to apply their clinical skills and make the transition from student to professional.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

603 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-0631
psych@illinois.edu
http://www.psychology.illinois.edu/graduate/

Wheaton College

Psychology Department

Founded in 1860 by prominent abolitionist and pastor Jonathan Blanchard as a private four-year Christian institution in the heart of Wheaton, about 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton College is ranked 20th among national liberal arts colleges in the number of alumni who go on to earn a doctoral degree by Time magazine. Included in the influential book “Colleges that Change Lives” by Loren Pope, Wheaton College is currently named as the 57th best liberal arts college in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report. The Wheaton College Department of Psychology strives to educate its students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels in a manner shaped by its fundamental Christian values.

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Grounded in the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith to develop highly competent clinical psychologists who will be practitioner-scholars, the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program is strongly focused on preparing practitioners for professional service to the Body of Christ, the Church, and all individuals marginalized by society on the basis of social injustice. As one of just six APA-accredited Christian doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology in the United States and the only within the Midwest, the intensive curriculum balances spiritual, personal, professional, and interpersonal growth in a community context of training. In addition to the completion of 120 credit hours of coursework, students receive extensive practicum training experiences before engaging in a one-year pre-doctoral internship.

Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA)
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)

Contact Information

Billy Graham Center Mezzanine Level
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 752-5104
psychology@wheaton.edu
http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/Departments/Psychology/Graduate-Programs/Programs/PsyD-in-Clinical-Psychology

This completes our list of APACoA accredited Doctoral Psychology Programs in the Indiana.

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