Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

UM Clinical Psychology PhD Program Ranked One of Nation’s Best

The Clinical Psychology doctoral program at University of Mississippi has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best PhD Programs in Clinical Psychology by the Best Counseling Degrees website.

Rankings were based on the percentage of students passing the national psychology licensure exam (Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology [EPPP]), obtaining internship placements accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), and achieving professional licensure in the last 10 years.

The UM Clinical Psychology program has an EPPP pass rate of 100%, places 96.7% of its students in APA-accredited internships, and 92% of its graduates have been licensed. All students hold assistantship positions and most receive complete tuition waivers. Based on these metrics, the program was ranked number 9 in the nation among over 175 schools.

Students in the program conduct psychological research and develop proficiency in both assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological problems. They devote their first two years mostly to completing coursework, their next 2-3 years to research and clinical training, and their final year to completing an internship before the PhD is awarded.