Clinical Psychology, M.A.
Graduate Studies

The Master of Arts (M.A.) 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 bachelor’s degree or with a master’s degree in an unrelated field.

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

Intervention and Theory (18 credits) *

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
PSYC 695
Clinical Skills Seminar
3
PSYC 705
Human Development
3
PSYC 709Group Dynamics                             3
PSYC 710
Cognitive & Behavioral Theories & Therapies
3
PSYC 711
Psychoanalytic Theories & Therapies
3
PSYC 712
Client-Centered and Relationship Theories & Therapies
3

* COUN  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 702
Professional Issues & Ethics
3
PSYC 721
Psychology of Human Diversity
3

 

Assessment and Diagnosis (12 credits)

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC 608Psychopathology       3
PSYC 703Tests & Measurements       3
PSYC 728Cognitive Clinical Assessment       3
PSYC 765Assessment II: Personality       3

 

Design and Analysis (6 credits)

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
PSYC 706
Research and Statistics I
3
PSYC 707
Research and Statistics II
3

 

Application of Clinical Methods (6 credits)

Course Number
Course Name
Credits
PSYC 714
Practicum and Seminar I
3
PSYC 715Practicum and Seminar II                             3
PSYC 697Comprehensive Examination                             0
The comprehensive examination may be taken only after all required classes for the M.A. degree have been completed with at least a grade of B or better in each course.

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