Curriculum | Applied Psychological Science

Curriculum & Degree Requirements | Applied Psychological Sciences

The MA Applied Psychological Science program consists of 66 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 APS program consists of coursework only; whereas the second year consists of a small class load, a clinical practicum, and an applied 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 an APS core faculty member.

Applied Research Project: Students complete either a clinical thesis or an evidence-based practice sample. The clinical thesis project is completed individually with a core faculty member as chair. The 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