College of Liberal Arts

Psychology (M.A) - Clinical Psychology

Degree Requirements

All students must successfully complete the 37 credits of required coursework as well as a two semester (i.e., 500 hour) field placement. The student must be available for placement in a clinical or research setting. All students must obtain the grade of B or higher in PSYC 697 Practicum in Clinical Psychology and PSYC 797 Internship in Clinical Psychology. Students earning a grade lower than B in either course may repeat the entire sequence no more than one time. Failure to earn a B or higher in both courses will result in dismissal from the program.

Required Coursework (37 credits)
PSYC 631Advanced Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC 632 Advanced Child Psychopatholgy (3)
PSYC 665 Psychotherapy and Behavior Change I (3)
PSYC 666 Psychotherapy and Behavior Change II (3)
PSYC 687 Advanced Experimental Design I (3)
PSYC 688 Advanced Experimental Design II (3)
PSYC 697 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (4, total)
PSYC 720 Assessment of Intelligence (3)
PSYC 755 Cognitive Therapy I (3)
PSYC 765 Personality Assessment in Clinical Psychology (3)
PSYC 790 Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues in Psychology (3)
PSYC 797Internship in Clinical Psychology (3)

Students may choose the thesis (Plan A) or non-thesis (Plan B) option.

Plan A: Master of Arts with Thesis (minimum 49 credits)

  • Students electing to pursue Plan A must complete six (6) units of thesis credits (PSYC 897; 898) and six (6) credits of electives that are chosen by the student from within or outside the field of psychology. These courses are expected to complement the program of study and require prior consent of the program director.

Plan B: Master of Arts without Thesis (minimum 46 credits)

  • Student will take all required coursework (except for thesis credits)
  • Students will take nine (9) credits of electives
Please Note: Students wishing to work with children during their second year field placement must take additional coursework on the diagnosis and/or treatment of childhood disorders.  Such courses will count as program electives and will be offered during the summer following the student’s first year.






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