Curriculum | Clinical Psychology PhD

Students must accumulate a minimum of 119 credits to graduate and must have completed all required coursework. The following is a typical academic schedule in the clinical psychology PhD program:

Year 1

Fall Credits
GPSY 982 Research Design & Methodology 3
GPSY 921 Clinical Assessment I - Foundations 3
GPSY 902 Self-Care & the Science and Practices of Mindfulness 3
GPSY 725 Basic Clinical Skills 3
GPSY 735 Basic Clinical Skills Lab 1
GPSY 510  
  Total 13.5
Spring Credits
GPSY 980 Advanced Statistics in Psychology I 3
GPSY 922 Clinical Assessment II - Applications 3
GPSY 820 Psychopathology 3
GPSY 813 Social Bases of Behavior 3
GPSY 807 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior 3
  Total 15.5 Credits
Summer Credits
GPSY 870 Ethics & Professional Issues 3
GPSY 920 Thesis 2
GPSY 722 Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
  Total 9 Credits

Year 2

Fall Credits
GPSY 887 Practicum I 4
GPSY 920 Thesis 1
GPSY 802 Advanced Life Span Psychology 3
GPSY 981 Advanced Statistics in Psychology II 3
GPSY 800 History and Systems 3
  Total 15 Credits
Spring Credits
GPSY 887 Practicum I 4
GPSY 920 Thesis 1
GPSY 940 The Role of Psychologist in Integrated Healthcare 3
GPSY 811 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
  Total 12 Credits
Summer Credits
GPSY 887 Practicum I 4
GPSY 920 Thesis 2
GPSY 814 Human Diversity 3
GPSY 819 Human Diversity Laboratory 1
  Total 13 credits

Year 3

Fall Credits
GPSY 888 Practicum II 4
GPSY 970 Dissertation 2
GPSY 863 Program Evaluation and Administration 3
  Total 9 Credits
Spring Credits
GPSY 888 Practicum II 4
GPSY 970 Dissertation 2
GPSY 951 Neuropsychopharmacology 3
CHP Elective  
  Total 11 Credits
Summer Credits
GPSY 888 Practicum II 4
GPSY 970 Dissertation 2
  Total 6 Credits

Year 4

Fall Credits
GPSY 970 Dissertation 5 or 6
GPSY 873 Supervision Practicum 1
  Total 6 Credits
Spring Credits
GPSY 970 Dissertation 5 or 6
GPSY 873 Supervision Practicum 1
  Total 6 Credits
Summer Credits
GPSY 970 Dissertation 1
  Total 1 Credit

Year 5

Fall Credits
GPSY 890 Internship 2
  Total 2 Credits
Spring Credits
GPSY 890 Internship 2
  Total 2 Credits
Summer Credits
GPSY 890 Internship 2
  Total 2 Credits

*Please note that students enrolled in the PhD program have a number of potential elective courses to choose from; however, PhD students do not specialize in one of the six tracks outlined for the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD).