UT Tyler Psychology and Counseling

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

Clinical Mental Health Assessment

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

 

 

 

 

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

 

 

 

 

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

Clinical Mental Health Assessment

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

 

Elective

UT Tyler

3

 

 

 

 

 

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

Clinical Mental Health Assessment

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

PSYC 5392

Applied Counseling Practice

UT Tyler

3

PSYC 5396

Supervised Practicum in 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