Research. Clinical experience.
UToledo focuses on both of these critical skills. Our clinical psychology Ph.D. graduates are scientist-practitioners who compete successfully for research, teaching and clinical positions.
The University of Toledo's clinical psychology doctoral program has a long history of providing superior training in the science and practice of psychology.
UToledo has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979. We offer a science-based, flexible program that focuses on three traditional functions — clinical research, assessment and evidence-based psychotherapy.
UToledo's clinical psychology Ph.D. program emphasizes both research and practice. Our graduate students obtain strong research and statistical skills, as well as exceptional training in evidence-based practice and empirically-supported principles and treatments.
To enhance the flexibility and breadth of their training, students also can opt to minor in a subdiscipline of their choice. We offer the following minor areas, designed to match faculty expertise and student interest:
Students also have the opportunity to obtain advanced, integrative research training by receiving joint mentorship from a faculty member in UToledo’s experimental psychology program.
Doctoral psychology students complete a master's thesis and earn an M.A. degree while pursuing their Ph.D. Most students spend four years at UToledo and one year completing an internship elsewhere.
Fully accredited by the American Psychology Association.
Full financial support. Most of our graduate students receive tuition support and stipends for four years. UToledo offers three types of assistantships:
Clinical experience. UToledo clinical psychology doctoral students work at the UToledo Psychology Clinic (UTPC), which provides outpatient mental-health services to the Toledo community. Ph.D. students are closely supervised by expert faculty, who are licensed clinical psychologists.
Teaching experience. Get vital practice by teaching undergraduate courses on your own.
State-of-the-art computer labs. The UToledo psychology department has two labs equipped with more than 50 computers with data collection and data analysis programs. It also offers a psychophysiological laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment for physiological recordings.
93% of students earning a doctorate in our clinical psychology program passed the licensure exam from 2005-15. Visit UToledo’s professional licensure page for more information.
UToledo's Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in:
Fifth-year UToledo students in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program complete their training with full-time internships outside the Toledo area.
We have placed 100% of our students during the past three years into APA/CPA-accredited, national internships and externships.
100% of these internship placements are fully funded.
Examples of recent internship sites include:
Baylor College of Medicine/Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UToledo doctoral psychology students learn research skills through a combination of course work and practical experience. First-year students take statistics and research methods courses that prepare them to complete their master's thesis research.
Graduate students work with their mentors in their research labs. They also present at national and international conferences and publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
Clinical psychology faculty conduct research in areas such as:
The Department of Psychology maintains a lab for recording physiological data as it relates to behavior.