Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 9/15/21

Program Disclosures

Time to Completion for all students entering the program 

Students who have completed previous graduate coursework (e.g., Master's degree) are allowed to apply for the Clinical Psychology PhD program. Credit for previous coursework is awarded on an individual basis after careful review of the student's academic records.
In general, graduate students are expected to complete the Clinical Psychology PhD program in 6 years (5 years of university-based graduate training plus a 1-year clinical internship). In the past, some students who entered the program with a Master's degree have been able to complete the program in 5 years (4 years of university-based graduate training plus a 1-year clinical internship).

Program Costs

Internship Placement

Internship PlacementTable 1 


Internship PlacementTable 2  




Admissions Data

‌Each year we interview approximately 40 students among the 200 to 300 who apply, and we admit roughly 5-6 new students.
The faculty of the Clinical PhD Program will employ a holistic approach to evaluating applications to our program, which includes consideration of research interests, past research and clinical experiences, the personal statement, CV, letters of recommendation, and the interview. The GRE is not accepted and scores will NOT be considered if submitted. We take particular note of research experiences (e.g. we look for students who have presented papers at conferences and/or have professional publications). Finally, we personally interview applicants to better understand the alignment of experiences and goals of the applicant with our program. In other words, we seek to know whether the applicant's personal and professional interests will be well served by our curriculum, and the chances that the applicant will be able to develop a good mentoring relationship with some of our faculty. 
Often, a match between student and faculty is a key determining factor; if several students want to work with the same faculty member, we usually cannot accommodate all of these students, even if they are highly qualified applicants. Finally, we attempt to achieve diversity in our student body across multiple dimensions that include gender, race/ethnicity, and professional interests. Approximately 15% of our current students are male; over 30% are members of underrepresented ethnic minority groups and most of our students complete the child sub-specialty.
To view a PDF of all of the tables, see Loyola Clinical Psychology All Tables 2021