Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours = 60-66

  1. 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 hrs.)

    PSYC 5308: Advanced Psychopathology
    PSYC 5312: Counseling Theories
    PSYC 5328: Issues & Professional Ethics
    PSYC 5340: Advanced Psychology Statistics and Design
    PSYC 5354: Psychopharmacology**
    PSYC 5384: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ***
    PSYC 5366: Assessment of Individual Mental Ability I
    PSYC 5368: Assessment of Personality
    PSYC 5392: Applied Counseling Practice
    PSYC 5393: Applied Therapy*
    PSYC 5396: Supervised Practicum in Psychology
    PSYC 5397: Supervised Practicum in Psychology*
    PSYC 5398: Research Seminar*

    *Waived for students in School Psychology Specialization.
    **School Psychology Specialization majors may substitute PSYC 5350 Clinical Neuropsychology.
    ***School Psychology Specialization majors substitute PSYC 5361: Behavior Modification

  2. 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.
  3. Students who choose to complete a specialization must include the following courses, as appropriate, among their remaining hours.

    Neuropsychology Specialization (21 hrs.)

    PSYC 5350: Clinical Neuropsychology
    PSYC 5352: Behavioral Neuroscience
    PSYC 5356: Neuropsychological Assessment of Memory
    PSYC 5358: Neuropsychological Assessment: Halstead-Reitan
    PSYC 5359: Flexible Neuropsychological Battery
    6 elective hours with advisor approval

    School Psychology Specialization (36 hrs.)

    PSYC 5320: Advanced Study of Human Growth and Development
    PSYC 5325: School Psychology
    PSYC 5326: Psychological Consultation
    PSYC 5330: Counseling Children and Adolescents
    PSYC 5345: Group Processes
    PSYC 5369: Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents
    PSYC 5388: Supervised Internship in School Psychology
    PSYC 5389: Supervised Internship in School Psychology
    COUN 5324: Cultural Diversity of Clients
    EDSP 5350: Overview of Special Education
    EDUC 5352: Curriculum Foundations
    EDUC 5303: Applied Learning Theories
    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 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 5384 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.. 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 student's formal degree plan (Clinical Psychology Degree Plan) with specific courses should be completed and approved/signed by their Faculty Advisor and the Graduate Admissions Coordinator before 12 semester hours are completed. Students in clinical psychology must successfully complete (with a grade of B or higher) PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice and PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy prior to enrollment in PSYC 5396/97 Supervised Practicum in Psychology.