At A Glance: The Clinical Division

For full details, please see the division’s handbook.

Required and Recommended Courses

1st Year

GRAD 5950 Master’s Thesis Research
PSYC 5104 Analysis of Experiments
PSYC 5105 Quantitative Methods
PSYC 5301 Practicum in Interviewing
PSYC 5305 Psychodynamics
PSYC 5302 Adult Psychopathology
PSYC 6301/6302 Practicum in Adult/Child Psychotherapy (observe only)
PSYC 5304 Pract in Personality Assessment
PSYC 5303 Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 5307 Empirically Supported Therapy
PSYC 5399 Clinical Psych Research Group
PSYC 5300 Research Seminar in Clinical Psych


2nd Year

GRAD 5950 Master’s Thesis Research
GRAD 6950 Doctoral Dissertation Research (once Masters is completed)
PSYC 5332 Research Methods & Test Construction
PSYC 5306 Prof. Issues in Clinical Psych
PSYC 6301/6302 Practicum in Adult or Child Psychotherapy
PSYC 5140 Foundations of Neuropsychology
PSYC 5309 Methods of Child Psychotherapy OR breadth req.
PSYC 5141 Neuropsychological Assessment (Requires 5140 as prereq.) OR breadth req.
PSYC 5120 Health Psychology or Dept/APA Breadth Requirement
PSYC 5399 Clinical Psych Research Group
PSYC 5300 Research Seminar in Clinical Psych

For more information regarding courses required for years 3 and beyond, as well as information on Fall vs Spring courses and credit amounts, please see the division’s handbook.


Degree Milestones

The Clinical Program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association continuously since 1951. Being accredited means that our Program possesses a coherent model of professional training, including a clearly identifiable core faculty, clear lines of leadership and accountability, adequate space and resources, a constant influx of students, and a coherent, current, and graduated curriculum.

In addition to successfully completing the core and distribution course requirements, students may choose to add specialty courses in neuropsychology, child clinical psychology, quantitative methods, and/or behavioral health, each of which may culminate in completion of a concentration or certificate.

To receive the Ph.D.  in clinical psychology, students must successfully defend their dissertation, and  demonstrate clinical competence in training experiences  in our training clinic and in off-site clinical placements, as well as a full-year internship.

Master’s Defense

  • The Plan of Study is typically submitted during semester 2

Prelim Proposal & Examination

  • Expected that most students will take the General Exam in the summer after their second year, although there can be exceptions under individual circumstances

Milestones required before the General Exam:

  • Completion of all core Clinical courses
  • No standing Incompletes in any classes
  • Successful progress towards completing one’s masters thesis

Please also see the full Master’s and PhD requirements list in the handbook.

The Psychological Sciences Graduate Student Handbook and the Graduate Catalog can be referred to for any questions on policies or rules.



 For full details beyond what is listed on this page, please see the division’s handbook.