The Field of Clinical Psychology and Competitive Admission
Those who are not familiar with the field of clinical psychology or the process of competing for admission can find additional information on the American Psychological Association website.
UNLV strives to provide competitive funding offers with reasonable tuition and fees to doctoral students. Our program attempts to provide funding to all students who request it. The most common source of funding for first and second-year graduate students is a graduate assistantship. Students in years three and beyond are often funded through assistantships that involve teaching two sections of introductory psychology or a similar course. Some students are funded on faculty research or service grants. In the past years, nearly all students who have requested funding have received some form of funding similar to a graduate assistantship. For additional information regarding financial aid and other possible sources of funding, visit the Graduate College.
Clinical psychology doctoral programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) if they are judged to be in compliance with the Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology established by the APA. The UNLV Clinical Psychology Doctoral program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association as of Oct. 7, 2005.
Nevada's general qualifications for licensure as a Psychologist are listed here. Nevada's Educational Requirements for Licensure as a Psychologist are listed here. Nevada's NonEducational Requirements for Licensure as a Psychologist are listed here. Please attend specifically to Sections 641.080, 641.080, 641.120. Note that updates to the code may be found here. For general licensing information and guidance, please also refer to here.