Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The Rowan University Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model featuring personalized guidance from faculty advisors in conducting high-quality original research projects. The programs emphasis on integrated primary care and health psychology prepares students for research and practice in health care settings. Distinguishing features of the program include a focus on primary care and health psychology as well as highly valued empiricism and the use of evidence-based assessment/treatment techniques. Students in their second year of the program will complete clinical rotations in the Rowan University Wellness Center as part of both the mental and physical health programs. There is also the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborations with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Rowan University Department of Clinical Psychology is committed to bringing together students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and emphasizes individual differences as well as interconnectedness between biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors.



The Rowan University Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is a full-time program that requires the completion of 108 semester hours over four years plus a one-year clinical internship. Classes are (primarily) held during the day. Students will be simultaneously admitted to both the M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology programs and expected to complete requirements for both degrees. While this newly developed program is not currently eligible for APA Accreditation because APA accreditation requires that students be enrolled in each year of the program, the curriculum content is consistent with the American Psychological Association's (APA) Accreditation Standards. Additionally, these standards are consistent with requirements for licensure as a Psychologist in NJ as well as nationwide.


The coursework for the Rowan University Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology has been designed and sequenced in a way that will allow students to develop increasingly complex and cumulative knowledge over the course of their training. Additionally, practicum training will be sequenced in a way that allows students to attain increasingly complex clinical competencies. Students will receive individual and/or group supervision from faculty and/or external supervisors and will also be part of vertical supervision teams.

The following courses make up the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program.

  • Scientific Foundation Courses: 15 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Scientific Practice Courses: 15-16 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Clinical Foundation Courses: 21 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Foundation Health Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • ProSeminar Sequence: 8 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Clinical Practice Courses: 27 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Elective Coursework: 12 semester hours (select four of the following courses) (s.h.)
Scientific Foundation Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 09700 Human Development 3
PSY 10630 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 05621 Social Issues in Health & Wellness 3
PSY 01750 Multicultural Perspectives 3
PSY 02630 Experimental Foundations of Behavior Therapy 3
Scientific Practice Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 07714 Statistics for Clinical Psychology I: Univariate 3
PSY 07740 Statistics for Clinical Psychology II: Multivariate 3
PSY 02706 Research Methods 3
PSY 03812 Thesis Research I 1
PSY 03814 Thesis Research II 1
PSY 01850 Dissertation Research I 1
PSY 01852 Dissertation Research II 1
PSY 01853 Dissertation Research III 1
PSY 01854 Dissertation Research IV (repeatable if necessary) 1
Clinical Foundation Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 03701 Assessment I: Psychometrics & Cognitive Testing 3
PSY 03704 Assessment II: Individual Differences & Personality 3
PSY 01623 Psychopathology I: Diagnosis and Epidemiology 3
PSY 01624 Psychopathology II: Conceptualization and Etiology 3
PSY 03740 Professional, Ethical, & Legal Issues in Clinical Psych. 3
PSY 03710 Intervention I: Foundational Clinical Skills 3
PSY 03712 Intervention II: Evidence-Based Interventions w/Adults 3
Foundation Health Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 01329 Health Psychology 3
PSY 03838 Health Care Models & Service Delivery 3
PSY 10780 Behavioral Pharmacology & Psychopharmacology 3
ProSeminar Sequence
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 03721 Professional ProSeminar I 1
PSY 03722 Professional ProSeminar II 1
PSY 03723 Professional ProSeminar III 1
PSY 03724 Professional ProSeminar IV 1
PSY 03725 Professional ProSeminar V 1
PSY 03726 Professional ProSeminar VI 1
PSY 03727 Professional ProSeminar VII 1
PSY 03728 Professional ProSeminar VIII 1
Clinical Practice Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 03742 Introductory Practicum 3
PSY 03744 Foundational Practicum 9
PSY 03800 Intermediate Practicum 9
PSY 03820 Advanced Practicum 6
PSY 03860 Clinical Psychology Internship 0
Elective Coursework
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 03715 Intervention III: Evidence-Based Interventions with Children & Adolescents 3
PSY 03832 Behavioral Medicine 3
PSY 03835 Pediatric Psychology 3
PSY 03717 Advanced Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment & Therapy 3
PSY 03902 Advanced Seminar in Evidence-Based Practice 3
PSY 03834 Neuropsychological Assessment 3
PSY 03900 Advanced Seminar in Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 108

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume or CV

  • Three letters of recommendation on official letterhead accompanied by Rowan Global Letter of Recommendation Form

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives that should indicate the Rowan University psychology faculty member(s) you are interested in conducting research with

  • Submission of GRE General Test scores (GRE Psychology Test scores are also required if not a psychology major)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 January 1