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:

  • Research
  • Ethical and Legal Standards
  • Individual and Cultural Diversity
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Knowledge of Scientific Foundations

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.

RESEARCH (6 Credits)

  • PSYC 706 Research and Statistics I (3)
  • PSYC 707 Research and Statistics II (3)

ETHICAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS (3 Credits)

  • PSYC 702 Professional Issues and Ethics (3)

INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY (3 credits)

  • PSYC 721 Psychology of Human Diversity (3)

ASSESSMENT (12 credits)

  • PSYC 608 Psychopathology (3)
  • PSYC 703 Tests and Measurements (3)
  • PSYC 728 Cognitive Clinical Assessment (3)
  • PSYC 729 Assessment II: Personality (3)

INTERVENTION (18 Credits)*

  • PSYC 709 Group Dynamics (3)
  • PSYC 710 Cognitive & Behavioral Theories & Therapies (3)
  • PSYC 711 Psychoanalytic Theories & Therapies (3)
  • PSYC 712 Client-Centered and Relationship Theories & Therapies (3)
  • PSYC 714 Practicum and Seminar I (3)
  • PSYC 715 Practicum and Seminar II (3)

*COUN 601 Counseling Skills and Techniques and COUN 602 Theories of Counseling are taken as program prerequisites.

KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS (6 Credits)

  • PSYC 700 Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
  • PSYC 705 Human Development (3)

PSYC 697 – The Comprehensive Examination may be taken only after all required classes for the M.A. degree have been completed with at least a B or better in each course.

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