Clinical Psychology Program

Our PhD program in Clinical Psychology trains scientist-practitioners in the Boulder model. Our program looks to produce psychological scientists who complete their training prepared for either an academic career, or for service to the community as a scientifically-informed clinical practitioner.

Our curriculum emphasizes a firm background in cutting-edge theoretical and empirical advances in the field of clinical psychology. This includes coursework in methodology, statistics, theory and assessment of psychopathology, and psychotherapy application, as well as completion of a master's thesis and doctoral dissertation.


The Clinical Psychology program at Mississippi State University is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our next site visit is scheduled for 2021.

Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission of Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5979/E-mail:


Interested applicants should apply via our online application system on or before December 1st. Applicants should make sure to peruse clinical faculty research interests and contact prospective graduate advisors well in advance of submitting their applications to establish a potential match between their interests and their prospective mentor's research laboratory.