Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PSYD 600Introduction to Clinical Practice 13
PSYD 601Introduction to Clinical Practice II 13
PSYD 605Lifespan Development 13
PSYD 610Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 13
PSYD 615History and Systems 13
PSYD 700Research Design I3
PSYD 701Adult Psychopathology 13
PSYD 702Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSYD 703Statistics I 13
PSYD 704Statistics II 13
PSYD 705Research Design II3
PSYD 706Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology 13
PSYD 707Social Bases of Behavior 13
PSYD 708Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology 13
PSYD 709Advanced Family Systems and Development3
PSYD 710Advanced Theories of Psychotherapy3
PSYD 715Psychometrics3
PSYD 735Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior3
PSYD 740Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Adults3
PSYD 745Evidence Based Psychotherapy for Children3
PSYD 750Advanced Group Psychotherapy3
PSYD 755Applied Theology for Clinical Psychologists3
PSYD 770Clinical Competency Exam I0
PSYD 796Clinical Seminar I 11
PSYD 796Clinical Seminar I 11
PSYD 797Clinical Seminar II1
PSYD 797Clinical Seminar II1
PSYD 798Clinical Practicum I and II2
PSYD 798Clinical Practicum I and II2
PSYD 805Psychological Assessment I: Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment3
PSYD 810Psychological Assessment II: Personality Assessment: Objective and Projective Methods3
PSYD 815Psychological Assessment III: Integrative Assessment3
PSYD 820Psychopharmacology in Clinical Psychology3
PSYD 825Consultation3
PSYD 830Supervision3
PSYD 898Clinical Practicum III and IV2
PSYD 898Clinical Practicum III and IV2
PSYD 970Clinical Competency Exam II0
PSYD 997Clinical Seminar III1
PSYD 997Clinical Seminar III1
PSYD 998Clinical Practicum V and VI2
PSYD 998Clinical Practicum V and VI2
PSYD 999Clinical Leadership3
PSYD 999Clinical Leadership3
PSYD Elective 23
Assessment Elective 33
Elective 33
Elective 33
Total Hours120

A Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree will be awarded to students who have completed PSYD 600 Introduction to Clinical Practice (3 c.h.), PSYD 601 Introduction to Clinical Practice II (3 c.h.), PSYD 605 Lifespan Development (3 c.h.), PSYD 610 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3 c.h.), PSYD 615 History and Systems (3 c.h.), PSYD 701 Adult Psychopathology (3 c.h.), PSYD 703 Statistics I (3 c.h.), PSYD 704 Statistics II (3 c.h.), PSYD 706 Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology (3 c.h.), PSYD 707 Social Bases of Behavior (3 c.h.), PSYD 708 Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology (3 c.h.), & PSYD 796 Clinical Seminar I (1 c.h.) (twice)


Choose any PSYD course not already applying to the degree


Choose from the following courses: PSYD 780 Clinical Neuropsychology (3 c.h.), PSYD 785 Clinical Health Psychology (3 c.h.), PSYD 831 Clinical Interventions for Depressive Disorders (3 c.h.), PSYD 860 Advanced Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (3 c.h.), or PSYD 861 Advanced Psychodynamic Therapy (3 c.h.)

Dissertation Courses
PSYD 889Dissertation2
PSYD 889Dissertation2
PSYD 889Dissertation2
PSYD 890Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours6

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 126 hours
  • A maximum of 39 hours may be transferred into the program from an APA accredited clinical psychology program. Transfer hours from programs not currently accredited by APA will be reviewed by the department for consideration.
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident Format

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