The Rowan University Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology follows a scientist-practitioner model featuring personalized guidance from faculty advisors in conducting high-quality original research projects. The programs emphasis on integrated primary care and health psychology prepares students for research and practice in health care settings. Distinguishing features of the program include a focus on primary care and health psychology as well as highly valued empiricism and the use of evidence-based assessment/treatment techniques. Students in their second year of the program will complete clinical rotations in the Rowan University Wellness Center as part of both the mental and physical health programs. There is also the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborations with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Rowan University Department of Clinical Psychology is committed to bringing together students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and emphasizes individual differences as well as interconnectedness between biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors.
The Rowan University Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is a full-time program that requires the completion of 108 semester hours over four years plus a one-year clinical internship. Classes are (primarily) held during the day. Students will be simultaneously admitted to both the M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology programs and expected to complete requirements for both degrees. While this newly developed program is not currently eligible for APA Accreditation because APA accreditation requires that students be enrolled in each year of the program, the curriculum content is consistent with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Accreditation Standards. Additionally, these standards are consistent with requirements for licensure as a Psychologist in NJ as well as nationwide.
The coursework for the Rowan University Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology has been designed and sequenced in a way that will allow students to develop increasingly complex and cumulative knowledge over the course of their training. Additionally, practicum training will be sequenced in a way that allows students to attain increasingly complex clinical competencies. Students will receive individual and/or group supervision from faculty and/or external supervisors and will also be part of vertical supervision teams.
The following courses make up the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program.
Scientific Foundation Courses: 15 semester hours (s.h.)
Scientific Practice Courses: 15–16 semester hours (s.h.)
Clinical Foundation Courses: 21 semester hours (s.h.)
Foundation Health Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
ProSeminar Sequence: 8 semester hours (s.h.)
Clinical Practice Courses: 27 semester hours (s.h.)
Elective Coursework: 12 semester hours (select four of the following courses) (s.h.)
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Submission of GRE General Test scores (GRE Psychology Test scores are also required if not a psychology major)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Fall Semester: $1,000
Spring Semester: $1,000
Summer Semester: $1,000
Rates above do not include any required fees. Fees are assessed at $157.90 per semester hour.
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change.