Clinical Psychology Interview Day

Aerial View of Wheaton College IL Campus

Welcome to Your Interview Day Resource Page!

The information applies to all interviewees for either the Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

All times in Central Standard Time (CST), GMT -6

Time Activity
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
We will start at 8 a.m. sharp.
Orientation to the day including introductions of faculty, staff, and students. Attendance required.
8:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Interviews, Student Hospitality Rooms, Campus Tour
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.  Lunch
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Interviews, Faculty Meet and Greet 
1:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Student Hospitality Rooms, Campus Tour
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Director's Closing Remarks and Benediction
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Post-Interview Social with First-Year Cohort


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST), GMT -6
Requires everyone as we orient you to the programs and the Interview Day.


8:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 
Please refer to your individualized schedule.

Hospitality Rooms

8:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
A place to hang out and meet other applicants, current students, and program staff. Come and go as you please. Please see the schedule for a list of current students scheduled to be in the room including their lab affiliation and year in the program.

Meet and Greet

12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
This is your chance to connect with faculty members you will not have the opportunity to meet during the interviews.

Campus Tour

There are two optional tours of Billy Graham Hall, which houses the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College. Join a tour that fits your schedule, and feel free to jump in late or leave early.

10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Live Virtual Tour with Mr. Kim Matsumoto, Graduate Admissions Counselor

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Live Virtual Tour with (Mrs. Yuli To?, International Graduate Admissions Counselor)

Watch the 6-minute video at your convenience
Video tour of Wheaton and Wheaton College Campus by advanced Psy.D. student and alumna of the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Jenya Fazletdinova.

Director's Closing Remarks and Benediction

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Dr. Pyykkonen will close the day with a few remarks and a brief benediction.

Post-Interview Social with First-Year Cohort

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A chance to unwind with and get to know better the current 1st year students.

The following journal articles were in special issues of the the Journal of Psychology and Christianity. While some articles are aging and do not reflect our programs exactly in current times, they will provide good context for you.

The following materials about the Psy.D. and Ph.D. programs were assembled into portfolios for your review, preparation, and use in decision making. There will be documents like a typical course sequence and tips on work-life balance while in the program, general information about clinical training and research in the programs, program frequently asked questions, financial aid frequently asked questions, and soundbites from alumni.

Please review the following resources.

  • A sampling of clinical psychology faculty publications
  • A bibliography of books and book chapters for some faculty
  • A sampling of poster presentations from students in the faculty member's research lab 

This video will give you a rare look into the Wheaton College doctoral programs in clinical psychology through the eyes of students.

A little context - okay, maybe a lot - is needed before you watch this. Each year, the program celebrates and commemorates the year at a banquet on the eve of Spring Commencement. Each of the student cohorts in Year Four, Three, and Two provides a five-to-ten minute video for the class directly behind them as a kind of heads-up. These are often humorous, exaggerated looks at the highs and the lows experienced by students. In 2017, the 4th year students rolled out a parody of the movie Inside Out which touches on a number of joys, anxieties, fears, and excitement that come during the program.  

We hope you get a good laugh and a good sense of the programs as you glimpse the life of a Clinical Psychology student at Wheaton College.

A Day in the Life of Wheaton Clinical Psych Student