- Length: 5 years
- Tuition: $32,798.00 per year
- Total Students: 35+
- Total Alumni: 110+
Current Size: 100%
The Clinical Psychology PhD program at Howard University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1987. Contact Info for the Commission on Accreditation: APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: 202-336-5979.
Our program is a 2005 recipient of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Richard D. Suinn Minority Achievement Award which honors psychology programs that demonstrate outstanding excellence in recruitment, retention and training of ethnic minority Ph.D. students.Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other DataProgram BrochureFrequently Asked QuestionsApplication Checklist & Supplemental Application FormPsychology Department Graduate Program Info & Requirements
1. Howard University Graduate School online application form
2. Official undergraduate & graduate transcript(s)
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. GRE scores (V, Q, & A)
5. Statement of interest
6. Autobiographical sketch
7. Application fee
8. Work sample (optional)
9. Other documents (for overseas applicants)
10. A Clinical Supplementary Application Summary Form should also be emailed to the Director of Clinical Training at email@example.com
If applicants did not get an undergraduate degree from an English speaking institutions/country, they should also submit the TOEFL scores, and English-translated versions of their academic transcripts and all supporting documents. See Graduate School requirement.
Among other research and course requirements of the Psychology Department Graduate Program, and residence and degree credit requirements of the Graduate School, Clinical Psychology graduate students also need to complete a series of field placements/externships, a one year full-time APA-accredited internship, and a list of courses required by the Clinical Psycology program, child- or adult-track-specific courses, and the Howard Clinical Core Sequence consisting of the following 14 academic courses:
PSYC 210 Ethics / Problems in Professional Psychology / First Year Sem (3cr)
PSYC 280 Clinical Assessment I
PSYC 281 Clinical Assessment II
PSYC 294 Individual Psychotherapy I
PSYC 296 Individual Psychotherapy II
PSYC 291 Family Assessment and Therapy
PSYC 220 Psychopathology
PSYC 233 Neuropsychology
PSYC 288 Neuropsychological Assessment
PSYC 207 Statistics I
PSYC 208 Statistics II
PSYC 206 History and Systems
PSYC 205 General Research Methods
PSYC 315 Complex Case Conceptualization, Consultation and Supervision
A more detailed program description can be found in the Clinical Psychology Student Handbook, Psychology Department graduate program, and Graduate School documents.
The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."
All credentials must be sent to:
Howard University Graduate School
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
4th and College Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059