Program of Study

Students are required to complete 101 hours of academic credit, including the following areas: biological bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, cognitive and affective bases of behavior, human development, research and analytic methods, ethics, psychological assessment, and psychological interventions. The program includes supervised practicum experiences and a research-based dissertation. A Masters of Arts degree is awarded after students have completed the predissertation research project and the comprehensive examination.

The following table summarizes program requirements in the various areas:

Area of Study

Hours Required

Pre-Matriculation Preparation

Variable 

Sign language and related areas                             

Variable

Psychological Foundations

 

Statistics and research courses:

     Statistics, Statistics II, Research Methods,

     Research Seminar

11  

Independent research (6)  and dissertation credit (6)       

12

Biological bases of behavior:

     Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological

           Foundations, Psychopharmacology

6

Cognitive and affective bases of behavior     

6         

Social bases of behavior:

     Social Psychology and Human  Diversity

3

Individual differences:

     Psychopathology, Psychology and Deafness

6

Human development:

     Child Development, Adult Development and Personality

6

History and systems

2

Clinical and Professional Areas

 

Psychological measurement/assessment:

     Cognitive/Psychoeducational Assessment,  Objective, and         Projective Personality Assessment

9         

Psychological interventions:

     Foundations of Psychotherapy, 3 other intervention courses       including Methods of Psychotherapy if not taken prior to           enrollment

12       

Clinical psychology ethics and practice

3

Practicum I and Practica II and III (externship)

12

Electives:

     Other courses, up to 6 hours of additional externships

12

Total

101