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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Clinical Psychology Program Requirements

The courses required for the clinical program are noted below. Elective courses are listed as well. This curriculum was developed to be consistent with our training model and to meet APA accreditation requirements. Although it meets the licensure requirements for most state psychology boards, there is no guarantee that it will meet the requirements for all states. Information about specific licensure requirements by state may be found at Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).

History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psych 504: History of Psychology – Required
Research Methodology and Techniques of Data Analysis
  • Psych 511: Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design – Required
  • Psych 512: Correlation, Regression, and Quasi-Experimental Design – Required
  • Psych 515: Multilevel and Synthesized Data – Elective
  • Psych 516: Applied Structural Equation Modeling – Elective
Social Aspects of Behavior
  • Psych 550: Attitudes and Social Cognition – Required
Biological Aspects of Behavior
  • Psych 575: Foundations of Neuropsychology – Required
  • Psych 574: Behavioral and Clinical Neuroscience – Elective

Note: Students with interests in clinical neuropsychology should take Psychology 574 and 575.

Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behavior
  • Psych 592: Cognition and Affective Basis of Behavior- Required
Developmental Aspects of Behavior
  • CoPsy 516: Lifespan Development and Counseling – Required
Professional Standards and Ethics
  • Psych 530: Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues – Required
Individual Differences in Behavior
  • Psych 533: Adult Psychopathology – Required
Measurement Theory and Individual Assessment
  • Psych 535: Personality Assessment and Diagnosis – Required
  • Psych 539: Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment – Required
  • Psych 514: Psychometrics – Required
Diversity Issues in Psychology
  • Psych 552: Diversity Issues in Psychology – Required
Individual and Group Intervention
  • Psych 520: Empirical Approaches to Adult Psychotherapy – Required
  • Psych 543: Clinical Child Psychology: Empirical Approaches to Assessment and Therapy – Elective
  • Psych 544: Medical Psychology – Required
  • Psych 534: Clinical Psychopharmacology – Elective
Clinical Practica
  • Psych 546: Beginning Counseling Service Practicum (2 semesters)
Minimum of four additional semesters of practicum from:
  • Psych 545: Psychology Clinic Assessment and Therapy Practicum
  • Psych 546: Advanced Counseling Service Practicum
  • Psych 547: Medical Psychology Practicum
Independent Study
  • Psych 600: Independent Study
  • Psych 702: Master’s Project
  • Psych 800: Doctoral Research, Dissertation
Clinical Internship
  • Psych 595: Clinical Internship in Psychology
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