Psychology, Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy

The graduate psychology programs at Wheaton College integrate Christian belief and practice with the best of contemporary scholarship and professional standards in the disciplines of clinical psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.


Nationally Accredited Graduate Programs

The graduate psychology programs are professional degrees that prepare students for licensure. The Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Psy.D. programs are all nationally accredited

Professional Practice as Service

Each of our programs features exceptional faculty and the opportunity to dive deeply into the study of psychology from a biblically grounded perspective.

Our students are tender-hearted, with a genuine desire to apply their knowledge in service, and serious-minded, not afraid to dive headlong into the challenges and complexities of this discipline.

As a student in our department, you’re not only going to be pushed academically, but you’ll step outside the academic realm and get hands-on experience with the populations you’re interested in serving. And since we’re just a train ride away from Chicago, you’ll have amazing opportunities to work in urban settings while wrestling with those experiences within a supportive academic community.

Wheaton College Graduate School statistics for the Psychology program.

Integrating Theory with Practice

In all programs, every effort is made to integrate theory with practice. Thus, the programs have been developed with the goal of training future practitioners by modeling a commitment to professional practice as service with a balanced approach to spiritual, personal, professional, and interpersonal growth and development. For more information, please refer to each program's handbook.

The graduate programs conform to the Community Covenant and the Statement of Faith of Wheaton College which provide a framework for our life together as an academic and spiritual community.

Best Psy.D. Programs in Clinical Psychology

According to Best Counseling Degrees, Wheaton's Psy.D. ranks #19 in the 50 best Psy.D. Clinical Psychology programs, and is the second highest ranked Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) institution.

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