Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Our Doctor of Clinical Psychology program educates skilled generalists as Health Service Psychologists who have a solid appreciation of the role of science in all aspects of professional activity. The program has a commitment to serving underserved through three interest areas: Children and Adolescents, Health Care Psychology Across the Life Span, and Individuals with Severe and Chronic Psychopathology Problems.

The APA accredited Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D. in clinical psychology) program is rooted in Xavier's strong commitment to the service of others. APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE; Washington DC 20002-4242, Phone 202-336-5979. Student Admissions, Outcomes, and other Data »


All graduates of the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program seeking employment have found positions in mental health centers, forensic or correctional agencies, medical centers, college counseling centers and private practice.

Psychology Options

We offer several ways for you to earn your advanced psychology degree

Doctoral program: PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Our APA accredited Doctor of Psychology embraces Xavier's highest standards of ethics, service and academic excellence.

Designed to transform students into highly skilled general practitioners of clinical psychology, every graduate completing this program successfully finds employment. Far from being a purely academic degree, the 2016 Bureau of Labor statistics reports that doctoral candidates have the best job opportunities in clinical, counseling, school psychology or private practice.

MA in General Experimental Psychology

Understanding behavior evolves from research. And many of the historical breakthroughs that popularly define "psychology" in the broadest sense, from the Pavlovian response to delayed gratification, began as an experiment. General Experimental, or research Psychology explores, develops and tests methods to study behavior and mental processes. The General Experimental Psychology program at Xavier is a very small program that supports the work of individual students with particular faculty with whom they share a research interest. Graduates of the program frequently apply to Ph.D. programs at other Universities.

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MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

According to the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of working and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations. The scientific method is applied to investigate issues of critical relevance to individuals, businesses, and society. From organizational consultants to multinational corporations your expertise will be called on for organizational development, talent management, human resources research, employee evaluation and much more. Our program is dedicated to training students to be successful scientists-practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.

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The Xavier Difference

A Faculty Focused on You

Graduate psychology students interact with faculty members who have diverse academic and research interests, as well as professional training. Teaching is the primary mission of the department.

Professional Opportunities

Practica at various clinical placements both on campus and in the community will help you practice psychological skills under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Develop a Network of Colleagues

Graduate student organizations include the Ohio Psychological Association of Graduate Students, the Xavier Psychological Association Graduate Students and XU Graduate Student Organization.


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