2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 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 (30 credits); Other Required courses (43 credits) including clinical practicum (11 credits), external practicum (4 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.


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)

Cognitive & Affective Basis of Behavior

Developmental Basis of Behavior

Methodology: Theory, Research Design, and Quantitative Methods

History and Systems of Psychology

Other Required Courses (43 credits)

Clinical Practicum (11 credits)

External Practicum (4 credits)

Electives (15 credits)

Students may select from numerous possible elective course within and outside of the department. 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)

Internship (1 credit)

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