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Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Degree Requirements

The doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology is comprised of 103 semester credit hours of coursework.  We offer a blended-format Psy.D. program with 73 credit hours (70.8%) of coursework being offered in the executive weekend format (once monthly on Friday-Saturday-Sunday), 16 credit hours (15.5%) of coursework being offered in the online bi-term format, and 5 credit hours (4.85%) of coursework being offered in the online, full semester format. An additional 9 credit hours will be offered for the predoctoral internship in clinical psychology.

An outline of the doctoral degree in clinical psychology program is provided below:

Psy.D. Courses – 103 Credit Hours Required

  • PSYC 744 Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Treatment  
  • PSYC 759 Pre-Practicum  
  • PSYC 760 Practicum in Psychotherapy I  
  • PSYC 761 Practicum in Psychotherapy II  
  • PSYC 764 Practicum in Assessment I  
  • PSYC 765 Practicum in Assessment II 
  • PSYC 862 Practicum in Psychotherapy III 
  • PSYC 870 Advanced Practicum 
  • PSYC 843 Supervision, Management, and Consultation  
  • PSYC 930 Psychodynamic Approaches to Treatment  
  • PSYC 940 History and Systems of Psychology  
  • PSYC 990 Doctoral Project  
  • PSYC 991 Doctoral Project  
  • PSYC 992 Doctoral Project 
  • PSYC 993 Doctoral Project  
  • PSYC 994- 997 Extended Doctoral Project Research
  • Clinical Internship (3 credit hours each) x 3 semesters

Take any 2 of these 3 credit hour courses to meet the 6 hour requirement:

  • PSYC 830 Grief and Crisis Interventions
  • PSYC 738 Existential Humanistic
  • PSYC 939 Clinical Applications
  • PSYC 736* Comprehensive Assessment
  • PSYC 842 Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • PSYC 831 Clinical Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 946 Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 639 Advanced Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 835 Human Diversity and Multicultural 

Master of Art's – 55 Credit Hours Required

  • PSYC 501 Professional Development Seminar  
  • PSYC 531 Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychology  
  • PSYC 532 Lifespan Development 
  • PSYC 533 Personality Theories in Clinical Practice 
  • PSYC 536 Research Methods in Psychology 
  • PSYC 537 Etiology and Diagnosis of Abnormal Behavior 
  • PSYC 539 Social Bases of Behavior  
  • PSYC 540 Statistics  
  • PSYC 541 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PSYC 641 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
  • PSYC 631 Theory and Practice of Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 633 Group Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 640 Fundamentals of Clinical Interviewing and Psychotherapy 
  • PSYC 733* Personality Assessment
  • PSYC 735* Cognitive Assessment 
  • PSYC 744 Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Treatment 
  • PSYC 759 Pre-Practicum  
  • PSYC 760 Practicum in Psychotherapy I  
  • PSYC 761 Practicum in Psychotherapy II  
  • PSYC 764 Practicum in Assessment I

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.