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Academic Degree Requirements

This degree is comprised of four parts. 

Part I - Academic Core

PSY 501 - Physiology, Psychology, and Psychopharmacology 3 credits
PSY 503 - Advanced Psychopathology 3 credits
PSY 505 - Research Methods and Design 3 credits

Part II - Clinical Core

PSY 510 - Seminar in Helping Relationships 3 credits
PSY 511 - Theories of Psychotherapy 3 credits
PSY 512 - Evaluation Techniques 3 credits
PSY 515 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
PSY 516 - Social and Cultural Foundations 3 credits
PSY 519 - Child Psychopathology 3 credits
PSY 570 - Advanced Group Processes 3 credits
PSY 589 - Graduate Practicum 4 credits
PSY 591 - Internship I 4 credits
PSY 592 - Internship II 4 credits
PSY 594 - Seminar in Professional and Ethical Issues 3 credits

Part III - Behavior Specialty

PSY 521 - Behavior Modification and Behavior Therapy 3 credits
PSY 522 - Behavioral Family and Group Counseling 3 credits
PSY 523 - Behavioral Medicine 3 credits
PSY 524 - Advanced Behavior Modification and Behavior Therapy 3 credits

Part IV - Thesis/Comprehensive Exam

PSY 593 - Seminar in Clinical Methods variable credits
Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams
or
PSY 596 - Graduate Thesis (2 semesters variable credits)


Research Competence

Each student must show proof of competence in research and its reporting. Students receiving the Master of Arts may choose to complete either a thesis or a comprehensive exam (written and oral).

Total Credits: 60


Course Availability and Schedule

Since this is a clinical program, most of our students are presently employed in the field of psychology/social work; therefore, all courses have start times in the middle to late afternoon to accommodate student schedules.


Course schedule by years of study:

First Year Students

Fall

PSY 503 - Advanced Psychopathology 3 credits
PSY 505 - Research Methods and Design 3 credits
PSY 512 - Evaluation Techniques 3 credits

Spring

PSY 501 - Physiology, Psychology, and Psychopharmacology 3 credits
PSY 515 - Human Growth and Development 3 credits
PSY 519 - Child Psychopathology 3 credits


Second Year Students

Fall

PSY 511 - Theories of Psychotherapy 3 credits
PSY 521 - Behavior Modification and Behavior Therapy 3 credits
PSY 522 - Behavioral Family and Group Counseling 3 credits

Spring

PSY 524 - Advanced Behavior Modification and Behavior Therapy 3 credits
PSY 570 - Advanced Group Processes 3 credits
PSY 589 - Graduate Practicum 4 credits


Third Year Students

Fall

PSY 591 - Internship I 4 credits
PSY 593 - Seminar in Clinical Methods variable credits
or
PSY 596 - Graduate Thesis variable credits

Spring

PSY 592 - Internship II 4 credits
PSY 594 - Seminar in Professional and Ethical Issues 3 credits
PSY 523 - Behavioral Medicine 3 credits
or
PSY 596 - Graduate Thesis variable credits

Summers

In alternating summers, one of the following courses is offered:
PSY 510 - Seminar in Helping Relationships 3 credits
PSY 516 - Social and Cultural Foundations 3 credits

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