2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Clinical Psychology Psy.D.


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(100 credits minimum)

The PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology requires a total of 100 credits. Students are able to earn a master’s degree, as part of the 100 total hours, after the second year of the program. Although the Program does not require obtaining the master’s degree, it is strongly recommended because it assists with finding clinical placements and may give an advantage in seeking internships.

The 100 hours are distributed as follows: Psychology Core (27 credits);  Clinical/Professional Core (46 credits); Electives (15 credits) and Dissertation (12 credits).

A grade of B- or better must be earned in all required courses. Any required course in which a grade lower than a B- is received must be repeated and any elective course in which a grade lower than a B- is received cannot be counted toward the 100 hours required for graduation. Students who receive two grades of C+ or lower will be expelled from the Program. In addition, any student who receives a grade of F in any course will be expelled from the program.

Course Requirements of the Program


The PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology requires a total of 100 credits. Students are able to earn a master’s degree, as part of the 100 total hours, after the second year of the program. Although the Program does not require obtaining the master’s degree, it is strongly recommended because it assists with finding clinical placements and may give an advantage in seeking internships.

The 100 hours are distributed as follows: Psychology Core (30 credits);  Clinical/Professional Core (30 credits); Other Required courses (40 credits) including practicum (12 credits), clinical placement (2 credits), electives (15 credits), dissertation (12 credits), and Internship (1 credit hour).

A grade of B- or better must be earned in all required courses. Any required course in which a grade lower than a B- is received must be repeated and any elective course in which a grade lower than a B- is received cannot be counted toward the 100 hours required for graduation. Students who receive two grades of C+ or lower will be expelled from the Program. In addition, any student who receives a grade of F in any course will be expelled from the program.

Note:


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

Psychology Core (27 credits)


All of the following courses are required unless an alternative is listed.

Cognitive & Affective Basis of Behavior


Methodology: Theory, Research Design, and Quantitative Methods


History and Systems of Psychology


Other Required Courses (40 credits)


Clinical Practicum (11 credits)


Eleven academic-year credits of practicum (PSY 696) or its equivalent are required for graduation. Students take 2 credits of Psy 696 fall/spring of 2nd and 3rd year and 1 credit in the summer (i.e., after 2nd and 3rd year). One credit of Psy 696 taken in the spring of the 1st year, in conjunction with Psy 664 Cognitive Assessment.

External Practicum (4 credits)


Students enroll for 4 credits of Psy 796, generally 1 credit each semester of 3rd and 4th year. Students may sign up for more than 1 credit per semester dependent on their course load. 

Electives (12 credits)


Students may select from numerous possible elective courses within and outside the Department to complete the 100 credits needed for graduation. No more than 3 credits of the following practicum and independent study courses will count as elective hours without approval of the student’s Doctoral Committee and the DCT: PSY 696, 796, 697A, 697B, 698.

Dissertation (12 credits)


Students must complete 12 credits of PSY 799, Dissertation. Students cannot enroll for 799 credits until they enter doctoral candidacy.

Internship (1 credit)


Students must complete one year of fulltime clinical internship in a training program approved by the Program and enroll for 1 credit hour of PSY 784.

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