Clinical & School Psychology

There’s a reason for everything we do, but what drives those actions? If you have a deeply committed interest in discovering what can propel children and families forward in their social and educational development, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development is right for you.

We are pleased to announce the Curry School’s first annual Diversifying Clinical and School Psychology Day! 

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 is the perfect way for me to combine my clinical interests with my love for working with children and in schools.”

– Lora Henderson, Ph.D. Student, Clinical & School Psychology


  • 14 th

    Best Doctoral Program in School Psychology, Best Counseling Degrees

  • 97 %

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

  • 15 th

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

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