Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology

Offered Jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage



The Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is a scientist-practitioner program in clinical psychology that seeks to educate scholars and clinicians, who have strong commitments to research, evaluation, clinical practice, and community-based action, solidly grounded in the cultural contexts of all affected stakeholders.  The program integrates clinical, community, and cultural psychology with a focus on rural, indigenous issues and an applied emphasis on the integration of research and practice.  Through combining the spirit of clinical and community psychology, the program promotes contextually-grounded and culturally appropriate research, evaluation, prevention, clinical service, community work, and social action, relevant to individuals, groups, families, and communities. 

Current Status:
The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved the discontinuation of the Clinical-Community Psychology PhD program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks effective January 10, 2019.  The program no longer admits students to the UAF campus, but will continue admitting students to the UAA campus.  A teach-out plan has been developed and approved to support students in the UAF-UAA joint program with completing their degrees. 

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is accredited as a clinical psychology program by the American Psychological Association.*  The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage are accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities to grant the doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology .

For further information:
To apply to the Ph.D. program at the UAA campus or for more information, click here.  

The program maintains and regularly updates a Policy and Procedure Manual. Student rights and grievance procedures are covered in detail in the Student Handbook The program also regularly collects outcome data from students and other sources.  Students are asked at the end of every academic year to fill out the Student Survey and in October the Outcomes Committee collates the Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data.  All outcomes data are used to document progress toward the Program's Outcomes Goals, Objectives, and Benchmarks and the Program's Process Benchmarks.





June 2017 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

September 2012 Newsletter

February 2011 Newsletter

December 2011 Newsletter


June 2017
The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved the discontinuation of the UAF portion of the Joint PhD Program effective January 10, 2019.  The program will continue at UAA.

April 2012
The Ph.D. Program was accredited by the American Psychological Association as a Clinical Psychology program, effective retroactively to the site visit date in November 2011.

June 2009
Program was approved as a Western Regional Graduate Program.  To learn more click here.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Spring 2018 Textbooks

Student Handbook




University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of Psychology

P.O. Box 756480
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

telephone 907.474.7012
fax 907.474.5781



University of Alaska Anchorage
Department of Psychology

3211 Providence Drive, SSB 303
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

telephone 907.786.1640
fax 907.786.1669

  * Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979





  UAF and UAA are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employers and educational institutions.

Nondiscrimination Policy

       In accordance with University of Alaska Board of Regentís Policy 01.02.020 and federal and state law, this program shall not engage in illegal discrimination against any individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood.  Decisions affecting individuals shall be based on the individualís qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate.

This policy is also in accordance with the APA Ethics Code, which says:  In their work-related activities, psychologists do not engage in unfair discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or any basis proscribed by law. part 3 Human Relations.