Texas Tech Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Ranked Fourth in Texas by U.S. News
& World Report
April 28, 2009
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
In Texas, Texas Tech's program comes behind that of University of Texas at Austin,
, and Texas A&M and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's programs, both
. 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
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