Southern Methodist University

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences



The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 750240

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX 75275

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D in Clinical Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of SMU’s doctoral program in clinical psychology is to train graduate students based on the best scientific knowledge and methods. The aim of the program is to prepare our graduates for careers in academia, research or clinical practice. Toward these ends, the program integrates rigorous research training with training in the application of evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies.

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at SMU embraces a scientist-practitioner model, and its training of students is guided by four chief goals:

1. Proficiency in understanding, evaluating, and conducting psychological research.
2. Competence in implementing theory-based and evidence-based clinical assessments and interventions.
3. Development of professional and ethical behavior.
4. An appreciation for individual and cultural diversity.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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