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Clinical Psychology MS Degree

Be Prepared to Assist People With Psychological Problems

Admission Requirements

A master’s degree in clinical psychology from The University of Texas at Tyler equips you to understand, evaluate and counsel persons in need of psychological help. It is excellent preparation for professional positions in schools, psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers or in private practice.

  • Earn the MS in clinical psychology with a school psychology specialization and be prepared to pass the licensing exam to qualify as a licensed specialist in school psychology (LSSP) from the Texas State Board of Examiners. LSSP also requires 1,200 hours of supervised internship.
  • Choose between a general clinical psychology program or specialization in neuropsychology or school psychology.

UT Tyler’s clinical psychology program prepares students to work in settings such as psychiatric hospitals and mental health centers or with doctorate-level psychologists in private practice.

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Master’s in Clinical Psychology . Field-Based. Community-Focused.

  • Complete a degree plan that fulfills the educational requirements necessary for licensure as a psychological associate with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
  • Gain experience working with clients in various mental health and counseling settings in the community.
  • Learn to administer psychological tests and use various techniques of counseling and psychotherapy, behavior therapy and biofeedback.
  • Pursue the school psychology specialization and learn to evaluate, counsel and implement remedial procedures for students with behavioral, intellectual and emotional problems.

Clinical Psychology Faculty: Exceptional Educators. Experienced Researchers.

  • Learn from professors who are frequent presenters at such professional psychological conferences such as the Women, Management and Leadership Conference; UT Tyler’s First Annual Psi Chi Research Conference; and the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
  • Study with professors whose teaching achievements have been recognized with such awards as Outstanding Faculty Award, UT Tyler; Chancellor’s Council Teaching Award, UT Tyler; Faculty of the Year, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology; and Society of Fellows, St. Martin’s University.
  • Take courses from professors who have worked in the field in such positions as mental health clinician, marriage and family therapist, and alternative school counselor.

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Clinical Psychology Courses : Theory-Based. Hands-on.

Counseling Theories Complete an overview of the current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy, including problems of assessment, therapeutic contracting and intervention strategies/techniques.

Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design Explore aspects of complex experimental designs, statistical hypothesis testing, decision theory, multiple regression analysis, ANOVA, distribution-free techniques and factor analysis.

Assessment of Individual Mental Ability – Examine the historical background of selected individual scales of intellectual functioning. Special emphasis will be given to supervised practice in the administration, scoring, interpretation and psychological report writing of the WISC-IV and WAIS-IV.

More about UT Tyler’s clinical psychology master’s program of study

Also see The University of Texas at Tyler’s master’s degree programs in counseling psychology and school counseling.

Career Outlook for Clinical Psychologists
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, clinical, counseling and school psychologists can expect career opportunities to grow by 11% through 2018. Industrial-organizational psychologists will experience a 26% growth in positions, while other psychologists can anticipate a 14% growth in opportunities. For more information, visit .

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