Cultural and Individual Diversity

The Graduate Program and Predoctoral Internship communicates respect for cultural and individual diversity in its broadest form as well as with regard to the faculty and students involved in the Program. The UT Southwestern institutional policy against discrimination may be found in multiple sites including the Graduate School catalog and website for the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

It is the policy of the Program to encourage diversity in recruitment of students and faculty, and the Program has formed a Committee for the Recruitment and Retention of Culturally Diverse Students and Faculty. The Committee's mission is to facilitate and maintain the Program’s commitment to promote sensitivity to diversity in the areas of teaching, research, and clinical service.

The Committee for the Recruitment and Retention of Culturally Diverse Students and Faculty works to develop policies that increase minority representation in psychology and serves as a support system for minority students and faculty. One outgrowth of this Committee is a student-initiated Diversity Club, composed of students and faculty who meet monthly to discuss issues related to individual and cultural diversity. The Program also integrates aspects of diversity in courses such as those involving assessment and intervention.

Children’s Healthâ„  and the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at UT Southwestern have joined to create the CMC Cultural Diversity Fellowship. This fellowship funds one incoming first-year student who is interested in study related to the psychiatric needs of children from ethnic minority groups and other underserved populations.

This scholarship aims to promote approaches to understanding and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and promoting culturally sensitive care through clinical and research activities in Clinical Psychology at Children’s Medical Center. This scholarship provides a full stipend for the first year of the student’s enrollment, and will be awarded competitively during the admissions process.

Please visit the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion for other diversity opportunities on campus.