Course Information

Course Information

Course Information

The 83-credit, five-year program will be housed in and administered by the Department of Psychology. Students will be full-time students taking classes during the day, on-site for the first four years with an additional year at a full-time internship prior to being granted the Ph.D. degree. The curricular content was designed to be consistent with the American Psychological Association (APA) Accreditation Standards and the Standards for Specialty Training of the APA. Additionally, these standards are in keeping with standard requirements for licensure as a Psychologist, although individual licensing requirements vary by state.

Doctoral Program Course Requirements

Scientific Foundations Courses (12 sh total)

PSY 09.700 Human Development (3)
PSY 10.630 Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
PSY 05.621 Social Issues in Health and Wellness (3)
PSY 01.750 Multicultural Perspectives (3)

Research Training & Practice (15 sh total)

PSY 07.714 Statistics for Clinical Psychology I: Univariate (3)
PSY 07.740 Statistics for Clinical Psychology II: Multivariate and Advanced Statistics (3)
PSY 02.706 Research Methods (3)
PSY 03.815 Thesis Research (1-2, variable credit; must take 2 semesters)
PSY 01.855 Dissertation Research (1-6, variable credit, must take 4 semesters)

Clinical Core Courses (21 sh total)

PSY 03.701 Assessment I: Psychometrics and Cognitive Testing (3)
PSY 03.704 Assessment II: Individual Differences and Personality (3)
PSY 03.740 Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Clinical Psychology (3)
PSY 01.623 Psychopathology I: Diagnosis and Epidemiology (3)
PSY 01.624 Psychopathology II: Conceptualization and Etiology (3)
PSY 03.710 Intervention I: Foundational Clinical Skills (3)
PSY 03.712 Intervention II: Evidence-Based Interventions with Adults (3)

Foundational Health Courses (6 sh total)

PSY 03.830 Health Psychology (3)
PSY 03.838 Health Care Models and Service Delivery (3)

Proseminar Sequence (8 sh total)

Students enroll in one Professional Proseminar Class each semester (excluding summers):

PSY 03.721 Professional Proseminar I (1)
PSY 03.722 Professional Proseminar II (1)
PSY 03.723 Professional Proseminar III (1)
PSY 03.724 Professional Proseminar IV (1)
PSY 03.725 Professional Proseminar V (1)
PSY 03.726 Professional Proseminar VI (1)
PSY 03.727 Professional Proseminar VII (1)
PSY 03.728 Professional Proseminar VIII (1)

Clinical Practice Courses (21 sh total)

PSY 03.742 Introductory Practicum (3)
PSY 03.744 Foundational Practicum I (3)
PSY 03.746 Foundational Practicum II (3)
PSY 03.800 Intermediate Practicum I (3)
PSY 03.802 Intermediate Practicum II (3)
PSY 03.820 Advanced Practicum I (3-7, variable credit, may be repeated up to 4 times)
PSY 03.824 Advanced Practicum Continuation (3-7, variable credit, may be repeated up to 4 times)
PSY 03.860 Internship (0)

Students can select from the following elective courses, although none are required for graduation:

PSY 02.630 Experimental Foundations of Behavior Therapy (3)
PSY 03.715 Intervention III: Evidence-Based Interventions with Children and Adolescents (3)
PSY 03.832 Behavioral Medicine (3)
PSY 03.835 Pediatric Psychology (3)
PSY 03.717 Advanced Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment and Therapy (3)
PSY 03.900 Advanced Seminar in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (3)
PSY 03.902 Advanced Seminar in Evidence-Based Practice (3)
PSY 03.834 Neuropsychological Assessment (3)
PSY 07.745 Statistics for Clinical Psychology III: Advanced Multivariate (3)
PSY 03.624 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence (3)
PSY 10.610 Psychopharmacology & Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
PSY 10.780 Behavioral Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology (3)
 
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Curriculum Sequence

  Fall Spring Summer

  Year

   1


  • PSY 03.701 Assessment 1: Psychometrics and Cognitive Testing
  • PSY 01.623 Psychopathology 1: Diagnosis and Epidemiology
  • PSY 03.710 Intervention 1: Foundational Clinical Skills
  • PSY 02.706 Research Methods 
  • PSY 03.721 Professional Proseminar I (1)
  • PSY 03.704 Assess II: Individual Differences and Personality
  • PSY 01.624 Psychopathology II: Conceptualization and Etiology
  • PSY 03.712 Intervention II: Evidence-Based Interventions with Adults
  • PSY 07.714 Statistics for Clinical psychology I: Univariate
  • PSY 03.722 Professional Proseminar II (1)
  • PSY 03.740 Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 03.742 Introductory Practicum
  • PSY 05.621 Social Issues in Health and Wellnes

  Year

    2

  • PSY 03.830 Health Psychology (Change made and Final as of 3/2022)PSY 07.740 Statistics for Clinical Psychology II: Multivariate
  • PSY 03.744 Foundational Practicum I
  • PSY 03.815 Thesis Research (1-2)
  • PSY 03.723 Professional Proseminar III (1)

 

  • PSY 3.838 Health Care Models and Service Delivery (Change made and FINAL as of 3/2022)PSY 01.750 Multicultural Perspectivies (Change made and FINAL as of 3/2022)
  • PSY 03.746 Foundational Practicum II
  • PSY 03.815 Thesis Research (1-2)
  • PSY 03.724 Professional Proseminar IV (1)
 

  Year

    3

  • PSY 09.700 Human Development
  • PSY 03.800 Intermediate Practicum I
  • PSY 01.855 Dissertation Research (1-6)
  • PSY 03.725 Professional Proseminar V (1)
  • PSY 10.360 Biological Bases of Behavior OR PSY 10.610 Psychopharmacology & Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PSY 3.802 Intermediate Practicum II
  • PSY 01.855 Dissertation Research (1-6)
  • PSY 03.726 Professional Proseminar VI (1)

 

 

  Year

    4

  • PSY 03.820 Advanced Practicum I (3-7)
  • PSY 01.855 Dissertation Research (1-6)
  • PSY 03.727 Professional Proseminar VII (1)
  • PSY 03.822 Advanced Practicum II (3-7)
  • PSY 01.855 Dissertation Research (1-6)
  • PSY 03.728 Professional Proseminar VIII (1)

 


 

 

 

  Year

    5


  • PSY 03.860 Internship (0)
  • PSY 03.824 Advanced Practicum (1), if necessary
  • PSY 01.956 Dissertation Research Continuation (1), if disseration not completed

  • PSY 03.860 Internship (0)
  • PSY 03.824 Advanced Practicum Continuation (1), if necessary
  • PSY 01.856 Dissertation Research Continuation (1), if dissertation not completed

 

  • PSY 03.860 Internship (0)
  • PSY 03.824 Advanced Practicum Continuation (1), if necessary
  • PSY 01.856 Dissertation Research Continuation (1), if dissertation not completed

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