Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Degree Requirements
PSYC6112 Clinical Research Methods & Psychometrics
PSYC6116 History & Systems
PSYC6118 Computer Application in Statistics Lab
PSYC6132 Developmental Issues in Clinical Psychology
PSYC6180 First-Year Clinical Practicum I
PSYC6122 Personality Assessment
PSYC6131 Behavioral Assessment
PSYC6133 Intellectual Assessment
PSYC6160 Teaching Seminar
PSYC6624 Introduction to Psychotherapy
PSYC6181 First-Year Clinical Practicum II: Ethics
PSYC9111 Dissertation (Clinical Psychology)
PSYC9111 Dissertation (Clinical Psychology)
Advanced Special Topics In Clinical Psychology - 4 Required*
PSYC8114 Neuropsychology (offered even years in the fall; open to second- and third-year students)
PSYC9160 Advanced Personality Assessment (offered odd years in the fall; open to second- and third- year students)
PSYC8127 Clinical Child Psychology (offered in the spring; open to second- and third- year students)
PSYC8145 Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (offered in the fall; open to third-year students only)
PSYC9143 Advanced Psychodynamic Therapy (offered in the spring; open to third-year students only)
PSYC9145 Seminar in Clinical Psychology (offered in the spring; open to third-year students only)
*a class will run if there are sufficient enrollment numbers to support it
Additional Optional Coursework And Independent Studies
PSYC9112 Dissertation Maintenance (summer May 28-Aug 17)
PSYC9113 Internship Maintenance (summer May 28-Aug 17)
PSYC9116 Research Maintenance (summer May 28-Aug 17)
PSYC9180 4th Year Practicum I (fall semester)
PSYC9181 4th Year Practicum II (spring semester)
PSYC9280 5th Year Clinical Practicum I (fall semester)
PSYC9281 5th Year Practicum II (spring semester)
PSYC9800 I.S. in Psychology (Ph.D.)
First Year Research Practicum
First Year Clinical Practicum
Second Year Research practicum
Second Year Clinical practicum
Second Year Project
Third Year Research practicum
Third Year Clinical practicum
Students are required to apply for internship via the national match system offered by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participate in an approved internship. The internship may begin after the student has completed the courses listed under the first six semesters, completed the second year research project, passed the comprehensive examinations, and successfully defended the dissertation proposal. Typically, the dissertation is completed in the fourth year and internship in the fifth year.
Ongoing annual evaluations of students will be conducted by the faculty using information submitted by practicum site supervisors, course instructors, and research mentors. Students will meet with the Program Director to receive feedback concerning these evaluations.
Grade Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree
Students must maintain a 3.2 grade point average at the end of each spring semester to remain in good standing in the program. A GPA less than 3.2 will place the student on academic probation for one year. If the GPA does not reach 3.2 at the end of the probation year, the student will be terminated from the program. Regardless of the grade point average, two grades of C+ or lower or one F will result in termination.
Any course for which the student receives a grade lower than a B- will have to be repeated. Both grades will appear on your transcript in accordance with university policy.
Students entering with a bachelor’s degree only or master’s degree in another discipline will have seven years to complete the program. Students entering with a doctorate in psychology accepted for the respecialization program will have six years to complete the program. Students entering with a master’s degree who have 30 or more credits accepted for transfer must complete the Ph.D. Degree within six years.
Termination from the Program
The following are the conditions under which students may be terminated from the program:
- Receiving two or more grades of C+ or lower or one grade of F, or maintaining a grade point ratio of less than 3.2 for two consecutive years.
- Failing the Comprehensive Examination a third time.
- Failing the Ethics Qualifying Examination a third time.
- Not finishing the degree within the specified time limit.
- Unethical or criminal behavior (plagiarism, cheating, violation of the American Psychological Association ethical guidelines, or University or governmental law, including harassment).
- Psychological problems that affect the student’s functioning in the program or ability to function effectively in a clinical capacity. Students’ progress in the program is evaluated each semester, and any student who is having psychological problems that interfere with progress in the program will be advised on appropriate procedures for responding to faculty concerns, including but not limited to leave of absence and/or personal therapy. In the event of long-term serious emotional difficulties or a situation not adequately remediated, a student may be asked to leave the program. As part of the standard evaluation process these recommendations or requirements will be provided in writing to the student. Students should be aware that they are evaluated with regard to their interpersonal, professional, and ethical behavior.