Thank you for your interest in the clinical training program in Psychology. Please be advised that all materials must be received in our department before you can be considered for acceptance and/or for an assistantship by February 15. Because we have a limited number of training openings we encourage you to check with your letter writers, college records office, and ETS (GRE) to be certain that your requests for supporting materials have been mailed in good time. We also offer an Open House for qualified candidates, which provides prospective student with an opportunity to visit the campus and talk to faculty and clinical students.
Our program involves two years of graduate study and training. The length of the program, in part, is based on the recommendation of the Council for the Applied Master's Training in Psychology which requires a minimum of two years of graduate training. A list and sequence of courses are enclosed with application materials.
Upon examination you will note that our training emphasizes three clinical training components: psychotherapeutic interventions, psychological assessment, and statistics/research. Graduates typically either enter mental health employment or go on for additional training (e.g., doctoral programs).
Eastern is one of the most cost-effective universities within the Illinois State system. Clinical Psychology and the Graduate School are committed to financially assisting as many qualified students as possible. Departmental assistants receive a monthly stipend and tuition waiver and off-campus assistantships allow for students to be paid a stipend at an approved human service agency as well as a tuition waiver.
Please don't hesitate to contact one of us if you have any concerns or inquiries.
Wesley D. Allan, Ph.D.