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!
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.