Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program
Welcome to the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program at Florida Institute of Technology. The program at Florida Tech that leads to a Psy.D. in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association and offers students training based on a practitioner-scientist model that prepares students for entry-level positions as clinical psychologists. To achieve that goal, we are committed to training students with strong and continually developing clinical competencies, whose clinical work is informed by the scientific and theoretical knowledge base of the discipline of psychology, and whose graduates respect and value cultural and individual difference, and who maintain the highest professional principles and standards. (Commission on Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242: Phone: (202) 336-5979)
What Makes Florida Tech's Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Stand Out?
- APA-accredited program since 1983
- Emphasis on clinical experience begins in the first year of training
- Opportunity to tailor program to meet individual interests
- Curriculum that addresses current trends in psychology
- On-site practicum training facility
- A large network of community-based practicum sites offering many different training opportunities
- Small student-to-faculty ratio
- Colleague-in-training atmosphere
- Excellent internship match rate
- Opportunities for international research and study
- Flat-rate tuition program
- Warm climate, great location, close to beaches
- Relatively low cost of living, ample and reasonably priced housing available off campus
Our program leading to a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology trains students to become practicing clinical psychologists with core competencies in relational/clinical skills, comprehensive psychological assessment, clinical treatment interventions, research and evaluation skills, consultation and education, management and supervision, and diversity issues.
We have 4 elective concentration areas designed to address current and emerging trends in the nature and settings of the work of Clinical Psychology Psy.D. graduates. These areas are:
- Family/Child Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- NeuroPsychology/Health Psychology
- Integrated Behavioral Healthcare/Health Psychology
An applicant must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Although it is not necessary for the major area to have been psychology, it is expected that those entering without a previous degree in psychology will have completed at least 18 credit hours of psychology coursework at the time of application. These courses must have been taken in a department of psychology, and should include statistics, personality theory, abnormal psychology, learning, physiological psychology and social psychology.
All application materials must be received by January 15, and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The application and application fee should be received by the university before receipt of reference letters and transcripts, so the applicant's file can be established. Applications cannot be acted on until all required materials have been received. Applicants may apply online.
All applicants are required to submit the completed graduate school application form and psychology supplemental form (forms are available online from the graduate admissions website); a resume of professional experience; a statement of professional career objectives; three letters of recommendation from psychologists familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical work, to be mailed directly by the recommenders (forms are available online from the graduate admissions website); official undergraduate and graduate record transcripts, sent directly from the degree-granting institutions; and results from the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (required) and Psychology Subject Test (recommended). Please plan to take the GRE early enough to allow test results to be reported by the Educational Testing Service. Students we will consider further for admission will receive an invitation no later than January 29 to attend one of our two Interview Days. Attendance at one of the Interview Days is VERY strongly recommended. February 19 and 26 are the two interview days.
Explore the following pages to learn more about what you will experience as a student studying for a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology.