https://www.wheaton.edu/graduate-school/degrees/phd-in-clinical-psychology/

The Ph.D. is designed to prepare students for careers in applied areas of clinical psychology. While requiring a strong program of core courses in the basic areas of psychology, the primary focus of developing professional skills necessary for clinical practice is taught through the applied course work. These courses include a sequence of assessment courses, core paradigm or theory courses, therapeutic interviewing skills, and ethics and professional issues. Practicum/Clerkship training at professional sites begins in the second and continues through the fourth year.

Director, Benjamin Pyykkonen
Interim Director Clinical Training, Ward Davis

Deadlines and requirements will vary depending on degree and program.  See Graduate Admissions  in the catalog for additional information or go to Wheaton College Graduate School Admissions:

Wheaton College Graduate School
Graduate Admissions
Toll free: 800.888.0141 or 630.752.5195

https://www.wheaton.edu/graduate-school/admissions

Requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program include completion of the bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. In addition, at least 18 semester hours in psychology are required, including at least one course in each of the following groups of courses:

  • Abnormal psychology or psychopathology
  • Quantitative methods, statistics, research methods, or experimental design
  • Personality psychology or theories of psychotherapy
  • Physiological psychology
  • One course from the traditional scientific subdisciplines (i.e., learning, cognition, social or developmental psychology, or sensation/perception).

Applicants must take the GRE general test. Personal interviews are required for all finalists in the application process.

Requirements for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology are 122 semester hours of course work.  Required courses include:

Scientific Foundations of Psychology17
PSYC 722History & Systems2
PSYC 753Psychopathology3
PSYC 754Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSYC 755Cognition & Emotion3
PSYC 773Lifespan Development3
PSYC 774Advanced Social Psychology3
Applied Psychology Research17
PSYC 746Research and Statistics I3
PSYC 747Research and Statistics II3
PSYC 749Stats: Correlation & Reg3
PSYC 766Research Lab (8)1
Psychological Assessment6
PSYC 743Psychological Assessment I: Cognitive Foundations3
PSYC 744Psychological Assessment II: Personality Foundations3
Psychological Interventions9
PSYC 736Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Practice3
PSYC 737Psychoanalytic and Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice3
PSYC 738Family Systems Theory and Therapy3
Ethics and Professional Development6
PSYC 714Professional Development and Ethics I3
PSYC 782Clinical Supervision and Consultation3
Special and Underserved Populations6
PSYC 717Class, Gender, Race, Religion & Sexual Identity3
PSYC 739Community and Preventive Psychology3
Integration of Faith and Psychology17
PSYC 701Foundations of Integration3
PSYC 706Spirituality I0.5
PSYC 707Spirituality II0.5
PSYC 708Spirituality III0.5
PSYC 709Spirituality IV0.5
BITH 561Theological Anthropology2
BITH 565Christian Theology4
BITH 622Theological and Religious Issues in Psychotherapy2
BITH 566Foundations for Biblical Interpretation4
or BITH 576 History of Christianity to 1900
Clinical Psychology Electives
Select 12 credits12
Clinical Training19
PSYC 716Basic Clinical Interviewing Skills3
PSYC 795Practicum Seminar4
PSYC 796Practica I, II, III, IV8
PSYC 879Advanced Practicum I1
PSYC 882Advanced Practicum I Seminar1
PSYC 883Advanced Practicum II1
PSYC 884Advanced Practicum II Seminar1
PSYC 896Clinical Internship0
Dissertation
PSYC 898Clinical Dissertation13
Examinations
Phd.D. students must successfully pass the following:
PSYC 991Comprehensive Exam (written examination covering the areas of basic and applied psychology)0
PSYC 992Professional Qualifying Exam (PQE) (based on a clinical case presentation)0
PSYC 993Clinical Dissertation Proposal0
Dissertation and Internship
Students must successfully complete and orally defend a clinical dissertation (PSYC 993 & PSYC 898) and complete an approved clinical internship (PSYC 896) to graduate.
Total Credits122

Degree requirements must be complete within seven years of the first date of enrollment. 

The Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology will be granted to students in the Ph.D. program upon completion of 48 credits, including a minimum of 43 hours of 700-level courses in psychology. The required psychology courses that must be completed are:

PSYC 714Professional Development and Ethics I3
PSYC 716Basic Clinical Interviewing Skills3
PSYC 717Class, Gender, Race, Religion & Sexual Identity3
PSYC 736Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Practice3
PSYC 737Psychoanalytic and Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice3
PSYC 738Family Systems Theory and Therapy3
PSYC 743Psychological Assessment I: Cognitive Foundations3
PSYC 744Psychological Assessment II: Personality Foundations3
PSYC 746Research and Statistics I3
PSYC 747Research and Statistics II3
PSYC 753Psychopathology3
PSYC 773Lifespan Development3
PSYC 795Practicum Seminar2
PSYC 796Practica I, II, III, IV4

A maximum of 12 credits applied to the M.A. degree may be transfer credit. To be awarded the degree, students must also have completed a minimum of six hours in biblical and theological studies, including BITH 561 and BITH 565. Students should file for candidacy for the master's degree after 28 credit hours are completed. To receive approval of candidacy, students will need to document that all prerequisites for admission have been satisfactorily completed. Further, adequacy of progress in academic and professional skill areas and suitability for professional practice in psychology will be reviewed. Students who have a master's degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton upon matriculation into the Ph.D. program may not obtain a second M.A. in this field.