Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours = 60-66

A. All clinical psychology students are required to complete a foundation of 39 credit hours (30 credit hours for School Psychology majors) as follows:

Foundation Courses

30-39

PSYC 5308: Advanced Psychopathology

3

PSYC 5312: Counseling Theories

3

PSYC 5328: Issues & Professional Ethics

3

PSYC 5340: Advanced Psych. Statistics and Design

3

PSYC 5354: Psychopharmacology**

3

PSYC 5361: Behavior Modification

3

PSYC 5366: Assessment of Individual Mental Ability I

3

PSYC 5368: Assessment of Personality

3

PSYC 5392: Applied Counseling Practice

3

PSYC 5393: Applied Therapy*

3

PSYC 5396: Supervised Practicum in Psychology

3

PSYC 5397: Supervised Practicum in Psychology*

3

PSYC 5398: Research Seminar*

3

*Waived for students in School Psychology Specialization.

**Students in School Psychology Specialization may substitute PSYC 5350 Clinical Neuropsychology.

B. Students who wish to complete the general program of study in clinical psychology may choose their remaining hours from the graduate psychology and counseling courses listed in the course description section. They should consult their faculty advisor and specify the courses in their degree plans.

C. Students who choose to complete a specialization must include the following courses, as appropriate, among their remaining hours.

1. Neuropsychology Specialization

21

PSYC 5350: Clinical Neuropsychology

3

PSYC 5352: Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYC 5356: Neuropsychological Assessment of Memory

3

PSYC 5358: Neuropsychological Assessment: Halstead-Reitan

3

PSYC 5359: Flexible Neuropsychological Battery

3

6 elective hours with advisor approval

6

2. School Psychology Specialization

36

PSYC 5320: Adv. Study of Human Growth and Dev.

3

PSYC 5325: School Psychology

3

PSYC 5326: Psychological Consultation

3

PSYC 5330: Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

PSYC 5345: Group Processes

3

PSYC 5369: Psych.Assessment of Children and Adolescents

3

PSYC 5388: Supervised Internship in School Psych.

3

PSYC 5389: Supervised Internship in School Psych.

3

COUN 5324: Cultural Diversity of Clients

3

EDLR 5333: Admin.of Special Programs in Schools

3

or EDSP 5350: Overview of Special Education

3

EDSP 5368: Educational Strategies for Special Educ.

3

or EDUC 5328: Instructional Leadership Training

3

or EDUC 5352: Curriculum Foundations

3

EDUC 5303: Applied Learning Theories

3

Substitutions to meet individual needs and interests are possible with prior advisor approval.

Sequence of Classes

The courses which should be taken first are comprised of basic general, clinical and counseling courses that provide, in conjunction with the undergraduate prerequisite courses, the basis and foundation for the later applied courses. These courses for clinical and school psychology students include PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories, PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology, PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics, PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design, and PSYC 5361 Behavior Modification. Depending on their degree plan, students may take PSYC 5320 Advanced Study in Human Growth and Development, PSYC 5345 Group Processes, PSYC 5350 Clinical Neuropsychology, PSYC 5354 Psychopharmacology, PSYC 5366 Assessment of Mental Ability I, or other courses approved by their advisor. Consultation with the instructor of the course is often helpful to make sure that students have had appropriate prerequisites.

The applied courses are more specialized clinical applications and should be taken after the basic courses are taken. A degree plan with the specific courses must be completed with their advisor early in their program. Students in clinical and school psychology must enroll in PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice and PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy prior to enrollment in PSYC 5396/97 Supervised Practicum.