Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

The Wheaton College Psy.D. Program is one of six APA-accredited Christian doctoral programs in clinical psychology in the United States, and the only one located in the Midwest. Our mission is to train students to pursue justice, serve with excellence and develop holistically.



The Psy.D. program at Wheaton College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA):

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979

Psy.D. by the Numbers

  • 100% of our students matched for Psy.D. pre-doctoral internship from 2013-16, 4 years in a row!
  • 86% of our Psy.D. students were matched at APA-accredited locations from 2013-16.
  • Students have access to 100+ clinical training sites in up to 9 different contexts.
  • Students perform research in 8 active research labs.
  • According to Best Counseling Degrees, Wheaton's Psy.D. ranks #19 in the 50 best Psy.D. Clinical Psychology programs, and is the second highest ranked Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) institution.

Pursue justice. Serve with excellence. Develop holistically.

We are an unapologetically rigorous, foundationally Christian program dedicated to serving the underserved and the Church in a manner consistent with Biblical justice dedicated to the holistic development of our students. The mission of the Wheaton College Psy.D. program is training students to be:

  • grounded in, informed by and shaped by beliefs and practices of the Christian faith
  • highly competent clinical psychologists who will be practitioner-scholars
  • committed to professional practice as service, especially to the Body of Christ, the Church and all persons marginalized and wounded by society on the basis of racial or ethnic identification, age, socioeconomic status or gender
  • balanced in spiritual, personal, professional and interpersonal growth and development. All this is done within a community context of training

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