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Ranking of Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards     This page lists U.S. and Canadian clinical psychology programs rank-ordered by how well their graduates performed on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology from 1997 to 2006, kindly compiled by Jean M. Kim and Edward C. Chang, University of Michigan, from Psychology Exam Scores by Doctoral Program. For EPPP rankings from 1988-1995, click here.

Of course, EPPP scores are only one measure of clinical training, and their use as an index of program quality does not take into account pre-existing differences in student training and test-taking ability. Nonetheless, EPPP scores provide one means of assessing clinical training. For example, high EPPP scores are associated with larger faculty-to-student ratios, smaller clinical programs, and traditional Ph.D. programs rather than Psy.D. or Ed.D. programs (to learn more, contact the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards).

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!

Clinical Programs Ranked by EPPP Score
Rank School Program Sample Size Mean EPPP
1.0 University of Victoria PhD 27 172.1
2.0 University of Pennsylvania PhD 9 170.7
3.0 University of Waterloo PhD 26 168.9
4.0 Univ. of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana PhD 30 168.5
5.0 Rutgers University--New Brunswick PhD 39 168.4
6.5 Concordia University PhD 24 168.3
6.5 University of Wisconsin--Madison PhD 14 168.3
8.0 University of British Columbia PhD 32 168.1
9.0 Marquette University PhD 12 167.8
10.0 Temple University PhD 57 167.6
11.0 Queen's University PhD 39 167.5
12.0 University of Montreal PhD/PsyD 3 167.3
13.0 Northwestern University PhD 17 167.2
14.0 Miami University PhD 34 167.1
15.0 University of California, Berkeley PhD 21 167.0
16.0 Clark University PhD 19 166.9
17.0 Ohio State University PhD 44 166.7
18.0 University of Iowa PhD 28 166.6
19.0 University of Minnesota PhD 24 166.3
20.5 Duke University PhD 27 166.2
20.5 Case Western Reserve University PhD 40 166.2
22.5 Simon Fraser University PhD 40 166.0
22.5 Catholic University PhD 50 166.0
24.0 University of New Mexico PhD 24 165.9
25.5 Idaho State University PhD 10 165.8
25.5 University at Albany--SUNY PhD 48 165.8
27.5 Wayne State University PhD 30 165.7
27.5 University of Western Ontario PhD 27 165.7
29.0 Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD 41 165.3
30.5 University of Georgia PhD 52 165.2
30.5 Loyola University of Chicago PhD 56 165.2
32.0 University of Washington PhD 35 165.1
33.0 University of Delaware PhD 28 164.9
34.5 University of Missouri--St. Louis PhD 45 164.8
34.5 Ohio University PhD 56 164.8
35.0 University of Florida PhD 82 164.7
37.0 Rosalind Franklin U. (was Finch U.) PhD 58 164.7
37.0 University of Montana PhD 33 164.7
39.0 American University PhD 53 164.6
40.0 University of Houston--University Park PhD 42 164.5
42.0 Northern Illinois University PhD 37 164.1
42.0 University of Tulsa PhD 15 164.1
42.0 University of Windsor PhD 70 164.1
44.0 Yale University PhD 28 164.0
45.5 Fordham University PhD 92 163.9
45.5 McGill University PhD 29 163.9
48.0 University of Rochester PhD 24 163.8
48.0 Pennsylvania State University PhD 46 163.8
48.0 University of Virginia PhD 33 163.8
50.0 University of Connecticut PhD 60 163.7
51.0 Univ. of Virginia School of Education PhD 58 163.6
53.0 Arizona State University PhD 32 163.5
53.0 University of California, Los Angeles PhD 69 163.5
53.0 Bowling Green State University PhD 61 163.5
55.0 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State U. PhD 40 163.4
56.5 Fairleigh Dickinson University PhD 97 163.3
56.5 University of Saskatchewan PhD 33 163.3
58.5 University of Southern California PhD 41 163.2
58.5 Stony Brook University PhD 52 163.2
60.0 University of Nevada--Reno PhD 28 163.1
61.0 Syracuse University PhD 24 162.9
62.5 Purdue University PhD 26 162.8
62.5 University of Vermont PhD 44 162.8
66.0 University of Miami PhD 83 162.6
66.0 Louisiana State University PhD 78 162.6
66.0 Binghamton University PhD 38 162.6
66.0 University at Buffalo--SUNY PhD 37 162.6
66.0 Texas A&M University PhD 28 162.6
69.0 Loyola College in Maryland PsyD 28 162.4
70.0 Michigan State University PhD 66 162.1
71.0 Rutgers Univ. (Applied and Prof. Psy.) PsyD 92 162.0
72.0 University of Texas at Austin PhD 36 161.9
73.0 University of Kansas PhD 70 161.7
74.5 Northwestern University Medical School PhD 59 161.6
74.5 Baylor University PsyD 70 161.6
76.0 University of Louisville PhD 27 161.4
77.5 University of Maryland--Baltimore County PhD 31 161.3
77.5 University of Memphis PhD 36 161.3
80.0 University of Illinois at Chicago PhD 36 161.2
80.0 Indiana University PhD 21 161.2
80.0 Vanderbilt University PhD 22 161.2
80.0 University of Arkansas PhD 39 161.1
83.0 University of Calgary PhD 38 161.0
86.0 University of Maine PhD 24 160.8
86.0 Saint Louis University PhD 55 160.8
86.0 U. of Texas--Southwestern Medical Center PhD 75 160.8
86.0 George Mason University PhD 69 160.8
86.0 Virginia Commonwealth University PhD 51 160.8
89.0 University of Michigan PhD 69 160.6
90.5 Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro PhD 40 160.5
90.5 St. John's University PhD 147 160.5
92.5 Texas Tech University PhD 42 160.5
93.5 University of Oregon PhD 24 160.4
94.0 Bryn Mawr College PhD 23 160.3
95.5 Dalhousie University PhD 27 160.0
95.5 Allegheny Univ. of the Health Sciences Defunct 70 160.0
97.0 Georgia State University PhD 70 159.8
98.0 University of Toledo PhD 36 159.6
99.5 Indiana State University PhD 57 159.5
99.5 University of Rhode Island PhD 44 159.5
101.5 San Diego State University PhD 65 159.4
101.5 University of Maryland--College Park PhD 45 159.4
103.5 University of Kentucky PhD 36 159.2
103.5 Boston University PhD 38 159.2
105.0 DePaul University PhD 64 159.1
106.0 University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee PhD 31 159.0
107.0 University of Nebraska--Lincoln PhD 61 158.8
108.0 Uniformed Services U. of the Health Sciences PhD 13 158.7
109.0 University of Indianapolis PsyD 27 158.6
110.5 University of Manitoba PhD 28 158.5
110.5 Kent State University PhD 87 158.5
113.0 University of Colorado PhD 40 158.3
113.0 University of South Florida PhD 57 158.3
113.0 University of South Carolina PhD 66 158.3
115.5 Washington University in St. Louis PhD 36 158.2
115.5 New York University Defunct 64 158.2
117.5 University of Alabama PhD 60 158.1
117.5 Indiana University of Pennsylvania PsyD 78 158.1
120.0 Widener University PsyD 201 157.9
120.0 Peabody College of Vanderbilt University PhD 27 157.9
120.0 Virginia Consortium for Prof. Psy. PsyD 71 157.9
122.5 University of Mississippi PhD 52 157.8
122.5 Washington State University PhD 34 157.8
124.5 University of Missouri--Columbia PhD 27 157.6
124.5 Brigham Young University PhD 69 157.6
126.5 Southern Illinois University--Carbondale PhD 37 157.3
126.5 University of Wyoming PhD 29 157.3
128.5 George Washington University PhD 96 157.2
128.5 University of North Texas PhD 54 157.2
130 Columbia University Teachers College PhD 82 156.9
131.5 University of Alabama--Birmingham PhD 15 156.7
131.5 University of Arizona PhD 33 156.7
133.0 U. of Massachusetts--Amherst/Boston PhD 111 156.3
134.0 Drexel University PhD 51 156.1
136.0 Emory University PhD 42 155.7
136.0 York University PhD 49 155.7
136.0 Marywood University PsyD 3 155.7
138.0 University of North Dakota PhD 53 155.6
139.5 University of Hawaii PhD 27 155.3
139.5 Oklahoma State University PhD 54 155.3
141.0 Auburn University PhD 57 155.2
142.0 Long Island University--Brooklyn PhD 110 154.7
143.0 Illinois Institute of Technology PhD 76 154.5
144.0 The New School for Social Research PhD 149 154.3
145.5 Western Michigan University PhD 46 154.1
145.5 Hofstra University PhD/PsyD 213 154.1
147.5 Gallaudet University PhD 31 154.0
147.5 University of Ottawa PhD 79 154.0
149.0 University of South Dakota PhD 51 153.3
150.0 Central Michigan University PhD 58 153.1
151.0 Argosy University, Washington DC PsyD 115 152.7
153.0 Pepperdine University PsyD 148 152.6
153.0 Nova Southeastern University PsyD/PhD 609 152.6
153.0 University of Tennessee PhD 65 152.6
155.0 University of Cincinnati PhD 79 152.5
156.0 Adelphi University PhD 249 152.3
157.5 Loma Linda University PsyD/PhD 57 152.0
157.5 Florida Institute of Technology PsyD 196 152.0
159.0 Biola University PsyD/PhD 190 151.9
160.0 Yeshiva University PsyD 280 151.8
162.0 Fuller Theological Seminary PsyD/PhD 207 151.3
162.0 University of Southern Mississippi PhD 55 151.3
162.0 City College of New York, CUNY PhD 39 151.3
164.0 Wright State University PsyD 182 150.8
165.0 University of Pittsburgh PhD 39 150.7
166.0 University of New Brunswick PhD 7 150.6
167.0 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Med. PsyD 24 150.5
168.5 Long Island University--C.W. Post Campus PsyD 79 150.2
168.5 Xavier University PsyD 51 150.2
170.0 Pacific University PsyD 168 150.1
171.0 The Graduate Center, CUNY PhD 64 150.0
172.0 Wheaton College PsyD 80 149.7
173.5 Alliant Intl. University (CSPP--Alameda) PsyD/PhD 585 149.5
173.5 Palo Alto University (was PGSP) PhD 339 149.5
175.0 Massachusetts School of Professional Psy. PsyD 247 149.3
176.0 Florida State University PhD 46 149.2
177.0 University of Denver PsyD 261 149.0
178.0 Argosy University, Atlanta (was GSPP) PsyD 266 148.6
179.0 Argosy University, Twin Cities (was MSPP) PsyD 285 148.5
180.0 Chicago School of Professional Psy. PsyD 297 148.2
181.0 Alliant Intl. University--San Diego PsyD/PhD 569 148.1
182.0 University of Hartford PsyD 182 148.0
183.0 Argosy University, Tampa PsyD 20 147.6
184.0 California Inst. of Integral Studies PsyD 127 147.2
185.0 George Washington Univ. (Prof. Psy.) PsyD 74 146.9
186.0 Antioch New England Graduate School PsyD 184 146.6
187.0 Roosevelt University PsyD 8 146.5
188.0 Immaculata College PsyD 63 145.9
189.0 Carleton University PhD 4 145.5
190.5 La Salle University PsyD 15 144.9
190.5 Wisconsin School of Professional Psy. PsyD 59 144.9
192.0 George Fox College PsyD 125 144.8
193.0 Argosy University, Chicago (was ISPP) PsyD 937 144.7
194.0 Seton Hall University PhD 48 144.4
195.5 The Wright Institute PsyD 376 144.0
195.5 University of Detroit Mercy PhD 112 144.0
197.0 Argosy University, San Francisco PsyD 14 143.1
198.0 Jackson State University PhD 9 142.7
199.0 The Fielding Institute PhD 241 142.5
200.0 Alliant Intl. University--Los Angeles PsyD/PhD 1049 141.9
201.0 Spalding University PsyD 125 141.6
202.0 Argosy University, Schaumburg (was ISPP) PsyD 48 141.2
203.0 Argosy University, Hawaii PsyD 132 139.8
204.0 Forest Inst. of Prof. Psychology--Illinois PsyD 27 139.2
205.0 Alliant Intl. University--Fresno PsyD/PhD 586 138.9
206.0 Regent University PsyD 28 138.5
207.5 Azuza Pacific University PsyD 29 137.8
207.5 Adler School of Professional Psychology PsyD 249 137.8
209.5 Argosy University, Phoenix PsyD 54 137.7
209.5 Forest Inst. of Prof. Psychology--Missouri PsyD 409 137.7
211.0 Howard University PhD 45 137.6
212.0 Forest Inst. of Prof. Psychology--Hawaii PsyD 18 137.0
213.0 Alliant Intl. University (CSPP--Berkeley) PsyD/PhD 66 135.5
214.0 John F. Kennedy University PsyD 31 130.8
215.0 Carlos Albizu University--Miami PsyD 547 130.5
216.0 Seattle Pacific University PhD 5 128.6
217.0 Carlos Albizu University--San Juan PsyD/PhD 40 125.9



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