Department of Psychology

Doctoral Program In Clinical Psychology

The American Psychological Association has accredited our Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program since 1979. By emphasizing the three traditional functions of clinical research, diagnostic assessment, and psychotherapy, we prepare clinical psychologists who will be able to serve in a wide range of professional contexts. We also provide a broad and flexible view of the discipline of psychology that enables graduates to engage in new fields of interest and emerging specializations.

On the continuum between practitioner and researcher, the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Toledo strives for an equal balance between research and practice, emphasizing clinically-relevant research and research-informed practice. Training in research conceptualization and methodology is an integral part of the education sequence, as is the development of knowledge and skills for direct clinical intervention.

To support research development, students enrolled in the Clinical Program have the opportunity to take a grant-writing seminar and/or participate in professional development workshops focused on grant writing; receive joint mentoring from faculty members in the experimental area; complete a minor specialization in quantitative psychology, health psychology, or experimental psychopathology; and apply for student-specific competitive research and travel awards to fund research projects and travel to professional conferences.

To support clinical development, Clinical Program students participate in group supervision in the context of vertical teams, engage in supervised clinical activities in local community settings, and attend and present in our ongoing program-wide professional development and clinical case presentation series.

Using the menu at the top right corner of this page, you can learn more about our program and its many clinical research training opportunities. These pages give an overview of (a) our training philosophy and program; (b) describe our faculty and their interests; (c) present student admissions, outcomes, and other data; (d) provide information about the financial support available to students; and (e) describe our in-house training clinic.

Application deadline for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program for 2024-2025: December 1, 2023

How to apply

If you have questions about the program, please contact the Administrative Assistant for the Clinic and Clinical Program or the Director of Clinical Training.

Administrative Assistant for the Clinic and Clinical Program: Craig Jeffries (

Director of Clinical Training: Sarah Francis, Ph.D. (

The University of Toledo Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979. Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 

The University of Toledo Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program satisfies the academic requirements for licensure set forth by the State of Ohio. Requirements for licensure eligibility may vary from state to state. For students who wish to practice in a state other than Ohio, please contact the program director to discuss if you will need to satisfy additional requirements to practice in that state. Information on state psychology boards can be found by clicking the link below.

Professional Licensure Information

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Toledo confirms through this statement its commitment and dedicated efforts to provide equal opportunity in its training program. Federal law prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or ancestry of any person. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above may be directed to:

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Toledo Main Campus
Mail Stop #903, 2801 W. Bancroft St.
University Hall Room 3580
Toledo, Ohio 43606 
Office: 419-530-5535
Fax: 419-530-8402

Last Updated: 7/15/24