Length of Program and Program Costs

Because clinical students must meet all of the general requirements of the Psychology graduate program as well as the additional clinical components of their training, students typically require six years (i.e., five years in residence followed by the year-long predoctoral Internship) to finish the program. Since 2010, 5% of graduates of the clinical training program have completed all of their Ph.D. requirements (including the Internship) in five years, 70% have completed the requirements in six years, and 25% have completed the requirements in seven years. Consistently over the last three decades, the mean, the median, and the modal time to completion have all been six years. See Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for more details about time to completion of the program in recent cohorts.  

All students are fully funded for their first five years prior to Internship. The support covers full tuition and an annual stipend, which in academic year 2023-2024 is $40,500. This is a stipend for full-time work for 12 months, and students may do no substantial outside work for pay. Regardless of the source of support, all students have the same opportunities and must meet the same requirements. All students are expected to play an active role in the undergraduate teaching functions of the department. The department does not guarantee funding beyond the fifth year. However, most clinical students who remain beyond the fifth year are able to obtain funding through a combination of teaching, grants, and other independent funding sources.