Department of Psychology

Financial Support

The clinical program offers two types of support to students: graduate assistantships and community externships. Each type of support requires a maximum average of 20 hours of work per week and currently pays $14,000 for the 9-month academic year, with an additional stipend available in the summer. A tuition waiver for 9-12 credit hours during the academic year and 3-6 credit hours in the summer accompanies the stipends.

Students typically receive department-managed support for four years. Fifth year students are not typically supported by department-sponsored funding, as they are typically completing their paid pre-doctoral internships during this time. In addition, students who are not in good standing in the program or who are attending the program on a part-time basis (less than 9 hours per semester) are not eligible for financial assistance.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are provided by the department, college of graduate studies, and individual faculty grants. Students funded by these assistantships have opportunities to serve as teaching assistants, research assistants, administrative assistants, and course instructors for lower and upper level undergraduate courses. Specific assistantships vary each year, and GA assignments balance student interests and departmental needs.  

Community Externships

Third and fourth year students are often supported through 9- or 12-month 20-hour-per-week externships in community agencies. Duties typically include conducting individual or group therapy, diagnostic assessments, and/or cognitive/personality testing. These placements are negotiated on a yearly basis and managed by the Externship Committee, chaired by the UT Psychology Clinic Director.

A sample of the community agencies in which students have recently been placed include the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, the Center for Forensic Psychiatry, the Cullen Center - Toledo Children’s Hospital, Harbor Behavioral Health (Youth Services), the Toledo VA Community Outpatient Clinic, Unison Health, the University of Toledo Counseling Center, UT Family Medicine – St. Luke’s Family Medical Center, and the Zepf Center. The list is revised on a yearly basis to maintain consistency with community training opportunities and student training goals and interests.

Last Updated: 6/30/19