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Ranking of Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs

Research in Developmental Disabilities     This page lists U.S. and Canadian clinical psychology doctoral programs rank-ordered by mean number of publications and citations of full-time faculty (as given in the November-December, 2005, issue of the Research in Developmental Disabilities). All programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Of course, publications and citations are only two indices of program quality and are not meant to ignore other important dimensions (e.g., quality of instruction, rates of graduation and placement).

Note to Students: The rankings below should be considered no more than a rough approximation. You would be well advised to consult as many faculty members as possible for feedback on your top school choices before applying to graduate school. Admission to graduate school is competitive, so apply to as many schools as possible; have your friends, family, and academic advisors look over your application materials; and if you receive letters of rejection, don't lose your sense of humor!

Programs Ranked by Publications and Citations
Rank School Program Publications Citations
1.0 University of Pennsylvania PhD 3.0 2.0
2.0 University of Rochester PhD 4.0 3.0
3.0 University of Wisconsin--Madison PhD 9.0 1.0
4.0 Yale University PhD 1.5 10.0
5.0 University of California--Berkeley PhD 9.0 6.0
6.0 Louisiana State University PhD 1.5 16.0
7.0 University of Iowa PhD 14.5 5.0
8.0 Peabody College of Vanderbilt University PhD 13.0 7.0
9.0 Temple University PhD 14.5 8.0
10.0 University of Vermont PhD 6.0 19.0
11.0 Indiana University PhD 22.5 4.0
12.0 University of Texas--Austin PhD 19.5 9.0
13.5 Stony Brook University PhD 16.0 13.0
13.5 University of Pittsburgh PhD 18.0 11.0
15.0 Rutgers University--New Brunswick PhD 5.0 28.0
16.0 University of Minnesota PhD 22.5 12.0
17.0 Syracuse University PhD 11.5 26.5
18.0 University of Maryland--College Park PhD 28.0 17.0
19.0 Virginia Polytechnic Institute PhD 7.0 39.0
20.0 University of California--LA PhD 26.0 22.0
21.0 McGill University PhD 30.0 20.0
22.0 University of Oregon PhD 38.0 15.0
23.0 Case Western Reserve University PhD 9.0 45.0
24.0 University of Rhode Island PhD 40.5 14.0
25.0 University of Southern California PhD 22.5 33.0
26.0 University of Kentucky PhD 22.5 35.0
27.0 Duke University PhD 28.0 30.0
28.5 University of Miami PhD 40.5 18.0
28.5 University of Nevada--Reno PhD 17.0 41.5
30.0 University of British Columbia PhD 33.5 26.5
31.0 University at Albany, SUNY PhD 11.5 52.0
32.0 Northwestern University PhD 36.0 29.0
33.0 University at Buffalo, SUNY PhD 42.0 25.0
34.5 Rutgers University PhD/PsyD 19.5 49.5
34.5 University of Washington PhD 38.0 31.0
36.0 University of Memphis PhD 25.0 47.0
37.5 Arizona State University PhD 38.0 36.0
37.5 University of Denver PhD 51.0 23.0
39.0 Columbia University Teachers College PhD 28.0 48.0
40.0 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill PhD 46.0 32.0
41.0 University of South Florida PhD 35.0 43.5
42.0 Pennsylvania State University PhD 58.5 24.0
43.0 University of Georgia PhD 33.5 49.5
44.0 University of Arizona PhD 31.0 56.0
45.0 University of Utah PhD 46.0 41.5
46.0 University of Illinois--Urbana/Champaign PhD 55.0 34.0
47.0 Boston University PhD 55.0 37.0
48.0 University of Virginia PhD 55.0 38.0
49.0 University of North Texas PhD 46.0 51.0
50.0 Vanderbilt University PhD 76.5 21.0
51.0 University of New Mexico PhD 58.5 43.5
52.5 University of Hawaii--Manoa PhD 46.0 58.5
52.5 University of Michigan PhD 46.0 58.5
54.0 Catholic University of America PhD 51.0 54.0
55.0 Emory University PhD 62.0 46.0
56.0 The New School for Social Research PhD 32.0 78.5
57.0 Kent State University PhD 46.0 68.0
58.0 University of Denver PhD 80.0 40.0
59.5 Loyola University PhD 55.0 67.0
59.5 Ohio State University PhD 62.0 60.0
61.0 Ohio University PhD 62.0 63.0
62.0 University of Kansas PhD 55.0 70.5
63.0 University of Nebraska--Lincoln PhD 68.0 61.5
64.0 University of Illinois--Chicago PhD 80.0 53.0
65.5 Texas A&M University PhD 62.0 72.0
65.5 University of Colorado--Boulder PhD 68.0 66.0
67.0 Nova Southeastern University PhD 51.0 84.5
68.0 Washington University in St. Louis PhD 71.5 64.5
69.5 Palo Alto University (was PGSP) PhD 62.0 76.0
69.5 University of Delaware PhD 76.5 61.5
71.0 Binghamton University PhD 46.0 93.5
72.0 Florida State University PhD 76.5 64.5
73.0 Virginia Commonwealth University PhD 71.5 70.5
74.0 University of HoustonPhD 68.0 77.0
75.0 San Diego State University PhD 65.0 81.0
76.0 University of Alabama PhD 73.5 73.0
77.0 Northern Illinois University PhD 68.0 86.0
78.0 West Virginia University PhD 68.0 87.0
79.0 University of Missouri--Columbia PhD 100.0 57.0
80.0 George Mason University PhD 89.5 74.0
81.0 University of South Carolina PhD 82.5 83.0
82.0 University of Florida PhD 100.0 69.0
83.0 Concordia University--Canada PhD 85.5 84.5
84.0 Southern Illinois University--Carbondale PhD 73.5 97.0
85.0 Purdue University PhD 94.0 78.5
86.5 Bowling Green State University PhD 100.0 75.0
86.5 University of Western Ontario PhD 94.0 81.0
88.0 Clark University PhD 121.5 55.0
89.5 Rosalind Franklin University (was Finch Univ.) PhD 100.0 81.0
89.5 Fordham University PhD 82.5 98.5
91.0 Northwestern University Medical School PhD 94.0 90.0
92.0 Brigham Young University PhD 94.0 91.0
93.0 University of Tennessee--Knoxville PhD 85.5 102.0
94.0 Michigan State University PhD 85.5 105.0
95.0 Miami University--Ohio PhD 100.0 92.0
96.5 DePaul University PhD 76.5 117.5
96.5 New York University PhD/PsyD 80.0 114.0
98.0 Drexel University PhD 100.0 95.0
99.0 Georgia State University PhD 109.0 88.5
100.0 University of Manitoba PhD 89.5 109.0
101.0 University of Virginia School of Education PhD 100.0 101.0
102.0 Wayne State University PhD 109.0 93.5
103.0 Simon Fraser University PhD 109.0 96.0
104.0 Auburn University PhD 109.0 98.5
105.0 University of Southern Mississippi PhD 89.5 119.5
106.0 University of North Carolina--Greensboro PhD 121.5 88.5
107.0 University of Massachusetts Amherst PhD 85.5 126.0
108.5 University of Arkansas PhD 109.0 106.5
108.5 University of Ottawa PhD 109.0 106.5
110.0 University of Wyoming PhD 94.0 123.0
111.0 University of Connecticut PhD 118.0 100.0
112.0 University of Louisville PhD 109.0 110.5
113.0 Oklahoma State University PhD 109.0 115.0
114.0 American University PhD 121.5 103.0
115.0 St. John's University PhD 89.5 136.0
116.0 Saint Louis University PhD 109.0 119.5
117.5 University of Waterloo PhD 127.0 104.0
117.5 York University PhD 118.0 113.0
119.0 University of Mississippi PhD 109.0 127.0
120.0 University of Cincinnati PhD 115.5 121.0
121.0 Adelphi University PhD 109.0 129.0
122.0 University of Alabama--Birmingham PhD 127.0 112.0
123.0 City College of New York, CUNY PhD 118.0 122.0
124.0 Baylor University PsyD 127.0 116.0
125.0 Illinois Institute of Technology PhD 134.5 110.5
126.0 University of Toledo PhD 138.5 108.0
127.0 University of Missouri--St. Louis PhD 115.5 132.0
128.0 University of Windsor PhD 124.0 128.0
129.0 Washington State University PhD 131.0 125.0
130.0 University of Maine PhD 127.0 133.0
131.0 Utah State University PhD 137.0 124.0
132.0 Pepperdine University PsyD 145.5 117.5
133.0 Indiana State University PsyD 134.5 130.0
134.0 Texas Tech University PhD 127.0 138.5
135.5 Fairleigh Dickinson University PhD 121.5 145.5
135.5 Long Island University--Brooklyn PhD 131.0 136.0
137.0 Western Michigan University PhD 138.5 131.0
138.0 Fuller Theological Seminary PhD 131.0 140.0
139.0 University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee PhD 134.5 138.5
140.0 University of North Dakota PhD 134.5 144.0
141.0 Central Michigan University PhD 145.5 134.0
142.0 Virginia Consortium Program PsyD 141.5 143.0
143.0 George Washington University PhD 145.5 141.0
144.0 University of Montana PhD 145.5 142.0
145.0 Howard University PhD 141.5 148.0
146.0 Pacific University PsyD 155.5 136.0
147.0 Long Island University--C.W. Post Campus PsyD 141.5 150.5
148.0 Florida Institute of Technology PsyD 148.5 145.5
149.0 Wright State University PsyD 141.5 154.0
150.0 Spalding University PsyD 151.0 147.0
151.0 Widener University PsyD 148.5 150.5
152.5 Biola University PhD 151.0 150.5
152.5 University of South Dakota PhD 151.0 150.5
154.0 University of Hartford PsyD 153.0 150.5
155.0 George Fox University PsyD 154.0 155.0
156.0 Yeshiva University PhD 155.5 157.0
157.0 University of Detroit Mercy PhD 157.0 156.0

Thanks go to Johnny Matson and his colleagues at Louisiana State University for conducting the work on which these rankings are based. For methodological details and other information on the rankings, please see the full report: Matson, J. L., Malone, C. J., Gonzalez, M. L., McClure, D. R., Laud, R. B., & Minshawi, N. F. (2005). Clinical psychology Ph.D. program rankings: Evaluating eminence on faculty publications and citations. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 503-513.



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