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Ph.D. in Psychology

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATIONS TO THE PH.D. PROGRAM MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 5 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. THE APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS WILL BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

Welcome to the website of the Long Island University Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.

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“Doctoral students and faculty at LIU Brooklyn campus are hard at work in their research, clinical experiences, and academic coursework, but you won’t hear frantic footsteps and harried voices when you approach the Psychology Department on the 8th floor. Walking through the light wooden doors of the LIU Clinical Psychology program, you are greeted by modern glass-walled rooms, soft lights, and students gathered cozily on couches in thoughtful and engaged conversation. It’s the things that you may overlook on first glance - a faculty’s hand on a student’s shoulder offering advice on the research design of a study; a second-year student peering over the stats book of a first-year student explaining a data set; a friendly joke and nudge passed between professor and graduate assistant as they exchange morning greetings. As a graduate student in the LIU community, these supportive relationships distinguish the program in poignant ways. The pressures of competition amongst peers are nonexistent; instead an atmosphere is born of common goals, collaborative work, and nurturance, as students and faculty alike push themselves towards excellence as scholars and clinicians.” – A current student

The Ph.D. Program and the Department of Psychology are located on the 8th floor of the Humanities Building on the Brooklyn campus in a suite of offices, conference rooms and graduate student lounge. The department also has a dedicated suite of research labs and seminar on the 6th floor. Visitors to the campus and the Ph.D. Program often comment on its attractive appearance. The first floor of the Humanities Building also houses a new Art gallery and the new Kumble Performing Arts Theatre its first floor. The Humanities Building occupies one corner of the newly landscaped main courtyard of the Brooklyn campus and offers graduate students a place for contemplation within the busy metropolitan area of downtown Brooklyn. The campus is a short subway ride from Manhattan and is easily reached by ten different subway lines.

The Psychological Services Center of the Ph.D. Program, directed by Seymour Pardo, Ph.D. is located on the third floor of the nearby Pharmacy Building. The Center offers psychological services to the Brooklyn campus undergraduate and graduate student body and is staffed by second year doctoral students working under the supervision of the clinical faculty.

This website contains important information about the Ph.D. Program including copies of the Information Handbook for Prospective Students and the Graduate Handbook for Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology. It also provides details about the application process and financial aid for prospective students. Further inquiries about the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology should be addressed to the Administrative Secretary of the Program, Ms. Connie Clayton, who can be reached at 718-488-1164 or by email at cclayton@liu.edu. Other inquiries about the Program and faculty theoretical and research interests can be made to the Director of the Program and program faculty via email. Questions about students’ life can be directed to current students in the program.

To apply for the Ph.D. Program click on the “Download Ph.D. Application Instructions” button.

Nicholas Papouchis, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, nicholas.papouchis@liu.edu

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation