M.A. in Clinical Psychology

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is embedded within the Psy.D. curriculum. This degree is open to doctoral students admitted into the Psy.D. program who enter with a B.A. or B.S. degree, or to students who entered the Psy.D. program with a master's degree or equivalency, but without any course transfers. It is not a stand-alone degree program.

 

Program competencies and expected outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful students are expected to have demonstrated competency in the following areas:
  • Intervention and theory
  • Diversity and ethics
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Design and analysis
  • Practice–based experience
 

Scope and Sequence of Courses

The courses organized within the five core areas that link to the goals and objectives of the program and support program outcomes follow.
 

Intervention and Theory (18 credits) *

 
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
GEN 701
Human Development
3
PSYC 604
Group Process
3
PSYC 606
Family Counseling
3
PSYC 710
Cognitive & Behavioral Theories & Therapies
3
PSYC 711
Psychoanalytic Theories & Therapies
3
PSYC 712
Client-Centered and Relationship Theories & Therapies
3
 
* PSYC 668 and 669 (Counseling Theories & Techniques I and II) are taken as program prerequisites.
 

Diversity and Ethics (6 credits)

 
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
PSYC 721
Psychology of Human Diversity
3
PSYC 702
Professional Issues & Ethics
3
 

Assessment and Diagnosis (12 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 608 Psychopathology 3
PSYC 663 Psychometrics 3
PSYC 664 Assessment I: Cognitive 3
PSYC 765 Assessment II: Personality 3

Design and Analysis (6 credits)

 
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
GEN 702
Research Methods
3
PSYC 718
Applied Statistical Analysis for Behavioral Science
3
 

Application of Clinical Methods (6 credits)

 
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
PSYC 695
Clinical Psychology and Practicum Seminar*
3
PSYC 767 Advanced Clinical Psychology and Practice Seminar** 3
PSYC 697 Comprehensive Examination 0
 
*This is a field placement of a minimum of 250 hours.
** This is a field placement of a minimum of 150 hours.
 

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