Two students talking in the Center Clinic. Professional Psychology Program, Columbian College seal


Practitioner-Scholars &
expert clinicians

Cultivating the next generation of clinical psychologists


Who We Are

Professor Loring Ingraham talking with students


The Professional Psychology Program at GW seamlessly combines foundational coursework with real-world experience guided by clinicians, scholars and researchers.

The program follows the "practitioner-scholar" model within the clinical scientist tradition, with writing requirements and practical opportunities increasing over the course of the program. All students hone their diagnostic and treatment skills in the Center Clinic, a nonprofit community health center housed within the program. 

Whether they complete the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology degree or a postdoctoral fellowship, our alumni leave prepared to serve a diverse client base, conduct groundbreaking research and make a difference in people's lives.


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Jesse Greenblatt

Jesse Greenblatt

MPsy ’18, PsyD ’21

"One of the things I really love about this program is that we're getting hands-on experience working with patients, so while I'm earning my degree I'm also actually working with people. I'm able to apply a lot of what I'm learning to real life cases."

Program Highlights

"220+ Licensed Psychologists Graduated Since 2008" with a graphic of a person in a graduation cap.


"200+ Contact Hours With Patients Per Week in Center Clinic" above a graphic of two people and a speech bubble.


"APA Accredited," with a graphic of a clipboard with three check marks.