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Clinical Psychology - About Us

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Distinguished by its innovative cross-disciplinary approach to clinical science, the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science emphasizes innovation through novel research programs that push traditional boundaries in psychological clinical research and practice.

Mission Innovators in clinical science to advance research, training and practice.
Goal To generate clinical scientists, who can be employed in all professional settings, including research, applied or administrative settings.
Values Equity, Collegiality, Accountability and Transparency, and Diversity and Inclusivity.


Learn more about Clinical Psychology at UTSC

Program Description & Training Model

Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) adheres to a Clinical Science model of training (see McFall, 1991). Housed within the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, the primary and overriding objective of graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to produce exceptional clinical scientists according to the highest standards of research and clinical practice.

Graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC has primary research strengths in the areas of clinical neuropsychology and neurosciences, personality and psychological assessment, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies. Distinguished by its innovative cross-disciplinary approach to psychological clinical science, Clinical Psychology at UTSC emphasizes scientific innovation through novel research collaborations that push traditional boundaries in clinical science and practice. This theoretical knowledge is integrated into our clinical training which supports the delivery of evidence-based assessment and psychological interventions.

A unifying theme of faculty research in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to advance the assessment and treatment of mental disorders, especially depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, and neurocognitive disorders, such as traumatic brain injury and dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. Faculty boast world-class expertise in brain imaging, web-based delivery of assessment and intervention, and intensive methods of naturalistic assessment.

To learn more about our faculty and research, please visit the Clinical Psychology - Faculty webpage.

MA/ PhD Program Details

Both our MA and PhD graduate programs have a dual focus on research and professional training. Students enrolled in the program will complete coursework, an original piece of research (both at the MA and PhD level), clinical practicum placements, and a 1-year, full-time clinical internship.

Please visit the MA/ PhD Program Overview page for complete details on our program requirements and course descriptions. 

Who Should Apply

The Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science offers a full-time, 2-year Master of Arts and 4-year Doctor of Philosophy degree program designed for applicants interested in a career as a clinical psychologist based on the Clinical Science model of training, as well as research careers as psychological clinical scientists in university and academic medical settings.

If you are interested in applying to the Clinical Psychology graduate program at UTSC, please visit the Future Students webpage.


Our program is intended to meet the registration requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) at the doctoral level. For information about CPO’s registration requirements, please contact the college directly:


The Clinical Psychology field of the Counselling and Clinical Psychology degree program at the University of Toronto is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The Field was first accredited by the CPA in 2019 for a 4-year term.  

CPA Head Office
141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 702
Ottawa, ON  K1P5J3
Tel: 613-237-2144
Fax: 613-237-1674
Toll Free: 1-888-472-0657

Registrar, Accreditation Panel
Tel: 613-237-2144 ext.333
Administrative Assistant, Accreditation & Operations
Tel: 613-237-2144 ext.328


Year in Review

Learn more about our faculty and student's accomplishments by reading our annual program report: