Graduate Program Mission

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program’s curriculum is anchored in the cumulative body of psychological knowledge firmly based in statistics, research design, and experimental methodology. Students in this program acquire the knowledge and skills required for effective functioning as an empirically-oriented clinical psychologist in diverse settings. This is accomplished through a sequence of formal clinical courses, distinguished by in-depth exploration of multicultural issues and exposure to ethnic minority communities, including interdisciplinary and inter-organizational collaboration and consultation. The process through which this mission will be accomplished is consistent with the goals and mission of JSU as a comprehensive and urban university. Students and faculty are committed to multicultural issues and comfortable with objective assessment and systematic intervention at both the individual and community level. The department strives to support students and faculty involved in basic and applied research, while providing a challenging intellectual environment that welcomes excellence in teaching, research, and community service.