Clinical Psychology


Comprehensive training in current, evidence-based assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches is at the core of Hofstra University’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program. Begin building the foundational competencies of professional practice through specialty clinics as early as your first year. Deepen your knowledge and expertise through externships in Long Island and New York City. Research projects and a one-year, full-time internship completed anywhere in the country are required. This full-time program takes an average of five to seven years to complete.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admissions team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at, or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the PhD in Clinical Psychology, you must have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution and have preparation in elementary statistics, research design, psychopathology/abnormal psychology, and experimental psychology/laboratory.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • GRE Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing scores as well as GRE Psychology subject test are OPTIONAL. Applications will be considered without submitting scores.
  • Three to four letters of recommendation.
  • Curriculum vitae listing educational and professional experiences and accomplishments.
  • Personal essay with professional goals statement.
  • Personal interview with department member.

Visit the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.  
Apply to the PhD in Clinical Psychology program at Hofstra no later than December 31.

The PhD in Clinical Psychology is awarded to students who  successfully complete 105 hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of B or better.

 Visit the program page to learn more.

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at

We are pleased to announce the GRE requirement is not required for fall 2024 admission.
Apply today!