Applied Clinical Psychology Curriculum

Curriculum & Degree Requirements 

The MA in applied clinical psychology consists of 62 semester credits and is intended to be completed in 2 years of full time study. The program operates on a tri-semester year, with classes from approximately early September until late July. Clinical training may extend beyond term start/end dates.

The first year of the applied clinical psychology program consists of coursework only; whereas the second year consists of a small class load, a clinical practicum, and a research project.

Practicum:  A minimum 700 hour practicum in the second year is required.  This practicum may be served in a variety of community settings, where students will ideally gain experience working with a wide range of client populations, mental health concerns, and intervention modalities. Students receive regular clinical supervision at their community placements and also attend clinical seminar weekly with a MA core faculty member.

Research Project: Students complete either a quantitative thesis or a qualitative evidence-based practice sample. The thesis project is completed individually with a core faculty member as chair. We try to accommodate every student who wants to complete a quantitative thesis, but we cannot guarantee the ability to complete a thesis. The qualitative evidence-based practice sample is a clinical case study completed in conjunction with practicum under the guidance of a core faculty member in a seminar format.

Courses:  For detailed course descriptions and degree requirements, please see the current Academic Catalog. We do not allow undergraduate course work to be used to waive courses in our program. We do allow graduate coursework in other graduate programs to be used to waive particular courses in our program. Please contact the program director for a list of courses in our curriculum that can be waived.