Tuition and Financial Support for Clinical Psychology
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Financial support is offered in several ways:
Teaching and Research Assistantships:
These 15-hour-per-week positions are awarded to all interested first- and second-year students, giving them an opportunity to work closely with faculty in Clinical Psychology. Such contracts offer just over $4,800 each for Fall and Winter Semesters, as well as $2,400 for Spring Term, or a total of $12,000 for the academic year.
After the first year, students are placed in settings throughout the community with specific assignments based on interests, skill level, and location. Externships are generally assigned for one year and then rotated in order to provide breadth of experience. Most externships pay about $16-20 per hour and students work from 8-10 hours in the second year (if desired) to about 20 hours per week in the third and fourth years. Because of these ties with professionals in the community, our students apply for internships with a strong clinical foundation.
Students interested in teaching may have the opportunity to carry full responsibility for certain undergraduate courses in the Psychology Department after they have successfully completed Psychology 693, Teaching Psychology. Teachers are generally paid about $2500 for a 3-credit course, assuming the minimum of 20 students is reached.
Funding is available for partial tuition assistance through departmental awards with money supplied by Graduate Studies for the first four years of the program. This past academic year students in the first four years of the program received about $1770 per semester, Fall and Winter, in addition to $885 Spring Term.
Research and Travel Support:
All students are provided support up to $1000 for their dissertation research, dependent upon a proposal demonstrating the expenses. In addition, grants from the Program, Department, and College are available for travel to conferences in which students are presenting research papers or posters. Travel support can often cover the entire expense of one to two domestic conferences per year and is available each year.
Short Term and Long Term Loans:
In addition to federal government guaranteed student loans, BYU offers both short and long-term loans through internal resources. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (801) 422-4104 or online at BYU's Financial Aid website.
Some Clinical Psychology students have also been successful in competing for a limited number of awards offered through the university, generally through Graduate Studies or The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences: Research Presentation Awards, Graduate Mentoring Awards, the High Impact Doctoral Research Assistantship, and so forth.
Students with disabilities will be accommodated in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. University services are relatively extensive, and the Program makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations. Contact the University Accessibility Center for more information (https://uac.byu.edu)
The University provides extensive counseling services, free of charge, to all University personnel, full-time students, and their dependents, mostly through Counseling and Psychological Services. The Comprehensive Clinic also provides free services to University students. Furthermore, the Clinical Director at BYU’s Counseling and Psychological Services can provide a referral to a psychiatrist at the Student Health Center (https://caps.byu.edu).
Multicultural, International, and Women's Support:
Various University sponsored organizations representing diverse cultures are available. Contact Multicultural Student Services for more information (https://multicultural.byu.edu). The Office of International Student Services provides both social and practical support to international students (https://iss.byu.edu). A variety of support, counseling, and educational services are provided to women, coordinated through the office of BYU Women’s Services and Resources (https://wsr.byu.edu).