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School of Psychological Sciences Clinical Psychology Doctorate (PsyD)

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Why Choose UIndy's PsyD Program?

Through UIndy's PsyD program, you'll receive a well-rounded, highly regarded education. Here are some highlights of what you can expect:

Faculty & students

  • Excellent core psychology faculty who value teaching, research and service
  • Many faculty with active clinical practices
  • Strong students with the last three years of GREs averaging 546 verbal reasoning, 624 quantitative reasoning and 4.7 analytical writing

Classes & curriculum

  • Small class sizes for assessment and therapy labs (8-15 students) and practicum seminars (8 students), with entering class size of 20 students that allows for personal contact and discussion with professors
  • Optional concentration areas in health psychology/behavioral medicine, childhood & adolescent psychology and adult psychopathology & psychotherapy
  • Many elective offerings and new ones offered each year

Clinical training

  • More than 40 high-quality practicum sites with 75+ placements. Diverse settings include VA medical centers, university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, CMHCs, hospital systems, residential facilities, correctional facilities, specialized facilities for domestic violence, addictions and eating disorders.
  • Traineeships available for advanced students in areas such as supervision, leadership, program development and early childhood mental health
  • Predoctoral internship placement rates at APPIC or APA sites is above 90%

Research

  • Dissertations primarily employ quantitative/empirical methods (70%), with the option to complete qualitative, case study, program development, or theoretical dissertations
  • Faculty actively involved in publishing and presenting with many opportunities to join faculty research programs

Resources

  • Updated technology and computer labs with extensive online and physical library resources
  • Wireless connectivity throughout campus
  • Annual awards for current students and alumni who distinguish themselves
  • Active Graduate Psychology Association (GPA) that runs a mentorship program and is actively involved in professional development, community service and providing programmatic feedback to the director of graduate programs

Program graduation & ranking

  • EPPP scores average above 155 (5th highest in nation for PsyD programs)
  • Licensure rates of past graduates is over 80%

University of Indianapolis

  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Tier One Regional University (Midwest)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredited university with strong graduate health sciences programs

Indianapolis

  • Country's 12th largest city, and one of the fastest growing in the U.S.
  • Rich diversity of professional, artistic, cultural and educational opportunities
  • One of America's best downtown areas, according to Forbes

  • Consistently ranked one of the most affordable cities, based on cost of living

Cost

  • $898 per credit hour
  • 4 to 6 graduate assistantships and 2 full tuition fellowships available annually
  • Tuition reduced to annual fee during predoctoral internship year (no per credit hour cost)
  • Students complete program in an average of 5 years
  • Low cost one-bedroom apartment rentals in Indianapolis (less than $600 per month)