Ohio University’s doctoral training program in clinical psychology was initiated in accordance with the scientist-practitioner model proposed at a national conference in Boulder, Colorado in 1949. The primary goal of the program is to train professional psychologists who are adept both in providing clinical services and in conducting scientific research and who are capable of integrating these seemingly divergent philosophies. Graduates are expected to demonstrate commitment to the intellectual standards and underpinnings of the scientific profession of psychology.
The Clinical Psychology degree prepares students for the practice of professional psychology within clinical, academic, and research settings. As part of the Ph. D. in clinical psychology, students may also pursue tracks in clinical child, health psychology, or applied quantitative psychology.
Students who are admitted to the clinical psychology program may elect to complete any of the following tracks: