Clinical & School Psychology

Mission Statement

The Clinical and School Psychology Program at the University of Virginia prepares Ph.D. psychologists to be leaders in the research and practice of promoting the development and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults in context. The program is unique in that it integrates training in clinical and school psychology, recognizing the critical role that classrooms and schools play in the shaping of youth’s well-being, mental health, and development from preschool through college. Education and training includes strong, integrated grounding in: the foundational elements of clinical and school psychology, research skills essential to consuming and producing new knowledge and interventions in applied settings, and clinical skills necessary to provide competent, ethical assessment, intervention, and consultation services. The program embraces a scientist-practitioner model and is committed to training scholars and practitioners who integrate awareness and knowledge of individual and cultural diversity into their daily work.

“The Clinical & School Psychology program was the perfect way for me to combine my clinical interests with my love for working with children and in schools.”

– Dr. Lora Henderson, Recent Alumna, Clinical & School Psychology

Upcoming Events

We will host a virtual Open House for the Clinical and School Psychology program this Fall. The exact date and time will be posted here, when available.


  • 14 th

    Best Doctoral Program in School Psychology, Best Counseling Degrees

  • 97 %

    of Program Graduates Became Licensed Psychologists in the Past 10 Years, School of Education Data

  • 15 th

    Best Education Graduate School in the Country, U.S. News & World Report

Program Details