1. The principal goal of the graduate program in Psychology is that of preparing the student for a career contributing to the growth of scientific knowledge in psychology.
  2. Applicants for admission to graduate status in psychology shall have
    1. a minimum average of B over-all
    2. at least 18 credit hours of psychology that must include courses in Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and Experimental Psychology or Research Methods.
    3. Students lacking the necessary preparation must ordinarily make up deficiencies prior to admission to the Graduate School.
  3. All applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (Aptitude Tests; Advanced Test in Psychology preferred). In all cases admission to graduate degree programs in Psychology is competitive, since available resources do not permit admission of all qualified applicants.
  4. The Ph.D. programs are categorized into three Divisions:  Health Psychology (including Health Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, and Behavioral Neurosciences); Child Psychology (including Clinical Child Psychology, Pediatric Health Psychology, and Applied Developmental Psychology); Adult Psychology (including Adult Clinical Psychology).  All clinical Ph.D. programs in Psychology require a minimum of 72 credit hours, including thesis and dissertation credit hours.  Non-clinical programs require a minimum of 60 credit hours.
  5. PSY 680 and PSY 681 will not be counted toward the 72 credit hour minimum.
  6. A Master of Science in Psychology based upon 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of Master’s thesis research is required in all programs.
  7. In cases in which a student has a prior graduate degree, the number of credit hours required for the Ph.D. may be reduced at the discretion of the Department.
  8. All programs in Clinical Psychology require an internship.
  • All clinical students must successfully complete:
    Foundation Courses
    PSY 604Cognition and Emotion3
    PSY 605Cognitive Neuroscience3
    PSY 614Diversity issues in psychology3
    PSY 620Advanced Developmental Psychology3
    PSY 625Social Psychology3
    PSY 640Adult Psychopathology3
    or PSY 641 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
    Methodological Courses
    PSY 631Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, and Design3
    PSY 632Multiple Regression and Multivariate Statistics3
    PSY 633Structural Equation Modeling3
    Total Credit Hours27

    Requirements for Cognitive Neuroscience Track (Non-clinical)

    1. A minimum grade average of B is required for all students.
    2. All students seeking an advanced degree in Psychology must participate substantially in the teaching of course offerings in the Psychology Department as an essential part of their education.