Texas Tech Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Ranked Fourth in Texas by U.S. News & World Report

Nationally, Texas Tech's program ranks 92 out of about 400 programs across the U.S.

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Texas Tech University's Department of Psychology recently was ranked fourth in Texas and 92nd in the nation by the recent review of the nation's top colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report. In the past six years, the program has jumped 22 slots in the ranking to earn 92nd place, said David Rudd, chairman of the Department of Psychology. "Last year was the first time we've ever had our graduate program ranked in the top 100," Rudd said. "It's a great accomplishment given that the rankings are based on academic reputation, particularly for doctoral programs in clinical psychology with more than 400 such programs nationally. It confirms we have a highly productive and respected faculty." In Texas, Texas Tech's program comes behind that of University of Texas at Austin, ranked 16th, and Texas A&M and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's programs, both ranked 71st.  Rudd said department leaders plan to continue growing and improving the program, which lacks a mere .2 on its score to tie with A&M and the medical center's ranking. The graduate rankings were calculated based on a weighted average of 10 indicators including student selectivity, research activity, faculty resources and assessments by peers and recruiters. They can be found at U.S.News & World Report Web site. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: David Rudd, chairman, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, (806) 786-3711 ext. 224, or david.rudd@ttu.edu