Accredited Programs

Programs that provide a PhD in Clinical Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association and/or the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System. For a list of current APA Accredited programs as of 2018, please go to this site. For a list of current PCSAS Accredited programs as of 2018, please go to this site.

The links below will take you to a school's Program Admissions & Outcomes Data. Here's how to read and make sense of these data tables:

• Many schools list Admissions Data, offering information on how many students apply each year, how many are offered a position, and how of those offered ultimately attend the program.

• All accredited schools should have an Attrition table. This tells you how many of the students who enrolled as first year students left before obtaining their doctoral degree.

• All accredited schools should have Internship Placement and Licensure tables. These offer information on how many students enrolled in the program are successful in securing an APA-accredited internship (now required to practice in an increasing number of states), and how many obtained their state license (though keep in mind that not all clinical psychology graduates seek to become licensed). For context, see this graph of placement rates across all program types.

• All accredited schools should have a Program Costs table, including tuition and fees. Almost all accredited Ph.D. programs will waive tuition and offer a stipend to attend. Many Psy.D programs charge tuition and do not offer a stipend.

A list of programs accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) can be found here. The CPA also offers this fact sheet as a good starting point for learning about applying to Canadian programs.