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Clinical Psychology


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.

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  • Length: 5 years
  • Tuition: $32,798.00 per year
  • Total Students: 35+
  • Total Alumni: 110+

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Admission 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

International Applicants

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.

Degree Requirements

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.


Caution to Prospective Students

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


Dominicus So

Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training


Lorena Daniels

Program Assistant