Clinical Psychology Program

Our Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology trains 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 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 2022.

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 look at our faculty webpage 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.

For Fall 2022 admissions, GRE scores are optional.