College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology


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 the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) website

History and Systems of Psychology

Psych 504: History of Psychology - Required

Research Methodology and Techniques of Data Analysis

Psych 502: Research Design (fall and spring semester of first year) - Required

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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