Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology

“Doctoral students and faculty at LIU Brooklyn campus are hard at work in their research, clinical experiences, and academic coursework, but you won’t hear frantic footsteps and harried voices when you approach the Psychology Department on the 8th floor. Walking through the light wooden doors of the LIU Clinical Psychology program, you are greeted by modern glass-walled rooms, soft lights, and students gathered cozily on couches in thoughtful and engaged conversation. It’s the things that you may overlook on first glance - a faculty’s hand on a student’s shoulder offering advice on the research design of a study; a second-year student peering over the stats book of a first-year student explaining a data set; a friendly joke and nudge passed between professor and graduate assistant as they exchange morning greetings. As a graduate student in the LIU community, these supportive relationships distinguish the program in poignant ways. The pressures of competition amongst peers are nonexistent; instead an atmosphere is born of common goals, collaborative work, and nurturance, as students and faculty alike push themselves towards excellence as scholars and clinicians.” – a doctoral student

The Ph.D. Program and the Department of Psychology are located on the 8th floor of the Humanities Building on the Brooklyn campus in a suite of offices, conference rooms and graduate student lounge. The department also has a dedicated suite of research labs on the 6th floor. Visitors to the campus and the Ph.D. Program often comment on its attractive appearance. The first floor of the Humanities Building houses an Art gallery and the Kumble Performing Arts Theatre. The Humanities Building occupies one corner of the landscaped main courtyard of the Brooklyn campus and offers graduate students a place for contemplation within the busy metropolitan area of downtown Brooklyn. The campus is a short subway ride from Manhattan.

            The Psychological Services Center of the Ph.D. Program is located on the fifth floor of the Pratt Building. The Center offers psychological services to the Brooklyn campus undergraduate and graduate student body and is staffed by PhD students working under the supervision of clinical faculty.

This website contains important information about the Ph.D. Program and details about the application process and financial aid for prospective students.

Inquiries about the Program or faculty interests should be directed to individual Program faculty via email. Questions about student life can be directed to current students in the program.

Abby Torres

Administrative Secretary of the Ph.D. Program

Phone: 718-488-1164


Philip S. Wong, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Director, Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology


For additional information about the application process to the Ph.D. Program click the “Application Instructions” link on the sidebar.

Questions related to the Program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 202-336-5979