Clinical Medical Psychology Doctoral Programs


Mercer University’s College of Health Professions on July 1 will expand to include the University’s Clinical Medical Psychology degree programs, which are currently housed in the School of Medicine.

The Clinical Medical Psychology programs include the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).  Learn more


"Today, as the link between mind and body is well-recognized, more and more clinical psychologists are teaming with other healthcare providers to provide whole-person healthcare for patients" (American Psychological Association Website, 2011). The interface between psychology, health, and disease represents the focus of Mercer University's Ph.D. and Psy.D. Programs in Clinical Medical Psychology.  Prior to the establishment of the Mercer Health Sciences Center and its College of Health Professions, our doctoral programs were the university's first in the School of Medicine. The five-year programs in Clinical Medical Psychology are among a very small number of programs in the United States offered within an academic health sciences center. The Ph.D. and Psy.D. Programs in Clinical Medical Psychology are designed to produce graduates who are eligible for licensure as practicing clinical psychologists, particularly in integrative health care settings (Psy.D.), or for careers in research and in higher education, especially medical education (Ph.D.).

Mercer's doctoral psychology programs are represented nationally on the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology. Our approach to doctoral training was featured in a recent issue of Monitor on Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association. Learn more!

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