Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology

The application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now available. The application deadline is January 10, 2024.

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William Paterson University's doctor of psychology (PsyD) in clinical psychology is a full-time, five-year, practitioner-scholar training program accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our program integrates academic coursework, supervised clinical training, and research experience through personalized faculty mentoring. Current and prospective students commonly say they choose William Paterson University because of the strong sense of community among the dedicated students and faculty.

A distinguished faculty of active scholars and practitioners, who have diverse interests in both clinical practice and research, will support your training in evidence-based assessment and intervention. The faculty offers individualized attention in our state-of-the-art complex, which includes teaching and research facilities, as well as a psychology clinical training suite, featuring recording and monitoring equipment.

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The program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation as a Clinical Psychology Program. The program was fully accredited for ten years, with an effective date of December 2, 2021. The next site visit will be in 2031.

Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242
Telephone: 202.336.5979

Contact Us

Dr. William Ernst
Graduate Program Director, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology

Rosario Urena
Administrative Assistant

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