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Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology program provides the opportunity for the student to understand, evaluate, and counsel persons with psychological problems, and to draw upon community resources for assistance in working with these persons. During completion of the 60-hour M.S. degree and approved practica, the student is provided the opportunity to administer psychological tests and use various techniques of counseling and psychotherapy with an emphasis in cognitive behavioral therapy. Students who complete all requirements in the clinical area, and who become licensed, often work in psychiatric hospitals, in mental health centers, or with doctorate-level psychologists in private practice. Students may complete a general program of study in clinical psychology or may choose one of two subplans described below. The M.S. degree plan fulfills the educational requirements necessary to qualify for the Licensed Psychological Associate licensure from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

A Specialization in Neuropsychology is available for graduate students completing an M.S. in Clinical Psychology. The clinical neuropsychology subplan is also available for students with a master's or doctoral degree who desire training in neuropsychology. The sequence of courses includes brain functioning and neuroanatomy, psychopharmacology, organic mental diseases, diagnosis and neuropsychological assessment. The subplan in School Psychology provides the opportunity for the student to evaluate, counsel, prescribe and implement remedial procedures for students with behavioral, intellectual, and emotional problems. Because of the broad scope of this program, graduates may not be limited to employment in school settings. In accordance with state requirements and in relation to the UT Tyler degree plan, the school specialization requires a 36-hour specialization sequence beyond the 30 hours of foundation courses for a total of 66 hours. This specialization fulfills the educational requirements necessary to qualify for the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Admission Requirements and Application Procedure


Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Degree Plans

M.S. in Clinical Psychology - General

Prefix & Course No Course Title School Credit Hrs
PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5354 Psychopharmacology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5366 Assessment of Individual Mental Ability I UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5368 Assessment of Personality UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5384 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5396 Supervised Practicum in Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5397 Supervised Practicum in Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5398 Research Seminar UT Tyler 3
       
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  TOTAL HOURS   60 

Printable Degree Plan

Students who wish to complete the general program of study in Clinical Psychology may choose their 21 elective hours from the graduate psychology and counseling courses. They should consult their faculty advisor and specify the courses in their degree plans.

Subplan Areas

Rather than choosing the General Clinical preparation, students may select one of the subplan areas.

M.S. in Clinical Psychology – Neuropsychology Subplan

Prefix & Course No Course Title School Credit Hrs
PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5354 Psychopharmacology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5366 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5368 Assessment of Individual Mental Ability I UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5384 Assessment of Personality UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5396 Supervised Practicum in Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5397 Supervised Practicum in Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5398 Research Seminar UT Tyler 3
       
PSYC 5350 Clinical Neuropsychology UT Tyler  3
PSYC 5352 Behavioral Neuroscience UT Tyler  3
PSYC 5356 Neuropsychological Assessment of Memory UT Tyler  3
PSYC 5359 Flexible Neuropsychological Battery UT Tyler  3
  Neuro Elective UT Tyler  3
  Elective UT Tyler  3
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  TOTAL HOURS   60 

Printable Degree Plan

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

M.S. in Clinical Psychology - School Psychology Subplan

Prefix & Course No Course Title School Credit Hrs
PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5320 Advanced Human Growth and Development UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5325 School Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5326 Psychological Consultation UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5330 Counseling of Children and Adolescents UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5345 Group Processes UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5354 Psychopharmacology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5361 Behavior Modification UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5366 Assessment of Individual Mental Ability I UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5368 Assessment of Personality UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5369 Psychological Assessment of Children UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5388 Supervised Internship School Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5389 Supervised Internship School Psychology  UT Tyler 3
COUN 5324 Cultural Diversity of Clients UT Tyler 3
EDSP 5350 Overview of Special Education UT Tyler 3
EDUC 5303 Applied Learning Theories UT Tyler 3
EDUC 5352 Curriculum Development UT Tyler 3
       
  TOTAL HOURS   66

Printable Degree Plan

 

 

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