Students in the Professional Psychology Program receive a substantive introduction to the basic science of psychology and develop the skills required to become clinical psychologists. We offer two academic programs, a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship. PsyD students also have the option to complete a Master of Psychology degree during their program.
Students apply the theories and techniques learned in the classroom to real-world practica in the Center Clinic. They work alongside licensed clinicians and gain expertise from visiting experts through the program’s colloquium series. Many also work with faculty on research projects and build professional internship experience with public and private agencies in the area.
Graduate Virtual Open House: October 18–28
Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Graduate Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.
The Professional Psychology Program is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Thursday, October 28 at 1 p.m. EDT.
Stephanie Helwig, PsyD '17
Licensed Psychologist, Potomac Therapy Group
"When I visited the school for an interview, I was especially impressed by the faculty and knew I would be challenged but also supported during my time here."
Real-World Training in the Center Clinic
For many Professional Psychology students, working in the program’s Center Clinic is a transformative part of their experience. All students gain invaluable hands-on practice treating patients at the clinic. Combined with rigorous coursework, clinical training prepares graduates for careers as practiced-focused clinical psychologists.
Watch the video to learn more about the clinic.