Psychology - Clinical Child Psychology Concentration

The University of Alabama

24 months
29230 USD/year
10780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Clinical Child Psychology training concentration is designed to prepare doctoral students for careers as scientists and scientist-practitioners in the areas of clinical child and adolescent psychology and pediatric psychology. Students enrolled in this concentration will complete specialized coursework geared toward children, adolescents, and their families.


A major focus of the clinical child concentration is to teach students how to conduct research examining the effectiveness of interventions and assessment instruments in clinical populations. This concentration emphasizes an understanding of developmental psychopathology and its role in child and adolescent intervention, assessment, and research. In addition to working with the core faculty, students will also be trained by practicing clinical child psychologists and pediatricians working as adjunct faculty members in our training concentration. There are diverse assessment and treatment practicum training opportunities for students enrolled in the clinical child psychology concentration.

Practicum Training Opportunities
  • UA Psychology Clinic – outpatient diagnosis and treatment clinic
  • UA Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Clinic – outpatient diagnosis and treatment clinic
  • Brewer Porch Children’s Center – outpatient and residential treatment facility
  • University Medical Center ADHD Clinic – outpatient diagnosis and treatment clinic
  • University Medical Center High Risk Clinic – outpatient birth to five follow-up clinic
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic – outpatient assessment
Optional Specialization in Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychology

Students interested in crossover training with the psychology and law concentration can choose to take an additional 5 credit hours of coursework in the area of child and adolescent forensic assessment and treatment and complete a specialized practicum.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Life-Span Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • History and Systems
  • Teaching of Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Advanced Statistics I
  • Advanced Statistics II
  • Multivariate Methods of Analysis
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant data sheet and statement of purpose
  • One transcript for each U.S. or international institution of higher education
  • Admissions test scores less than five years old 
  • The application fee is $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $80 for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • Additional application materials (e.g., portfolios, writing samples, responses to essay questions, etc.) required by individual departments
  • International applicants must submit one certified copy in the native language along with certified precise word-for-word English translations of all transcripts, diplomas, and certificates of degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14615 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5390 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Psychology - Clinical Child Psychology Concentration
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