Emphasis Areas

All Clinical PhD program students obtain solid generalist education and training in preparation for professional practice. The PhD Clinical program provides advanced doctoral students with the opportunity to concentrate their elective choices in an area of special interest, if they wish to do so. There is no requirement to select an emphasis area, and students are allowed their choice of offered electives to suit their personal interests and aspirations. The Track and Emphasis options prepare one to pursue further specialization at the postdoctoral level. Emphasis elective courses are routinely offered at least once a year for all emphasis areas. Descriptions and examples of emphasis options are listed below. Refer to the catalog for more detailed curriculum information.

Forensic Psychology Emphasis

Students must also complete one cultural elective related to forensic psychology. All alternate courses must be approved by the Program Director.

Psychodynamic Emphasis

All alternate courses must be approved by the Program Director.