Clinical Science

Preparation in Clinical Science

The principal goal of IU’s Clinical Science Program is to train students who can function as clinical psychological scientists by advancing basic knowledge, applying this knowledge to address clinical problems, and disseminating this knowledge to others.

These three characteristics of the program are considered as integrative (rather than separate) activities. While our alumni become successful clinical scientists by excelling in at least one of these domains, we recognize that clinical scientists frequently integrate activities across research, application, and dissemination within the scope of the same endeavor. The philosophy underlying our training is that rigorous training in clinical science will influence how our current students and alumni perform their work in these areas.