Master of Arts


Clinical Psychology Program

Our Clinical program is designed to produce Master's-level practitioners who are qualified to sit for licensure as Psychological Associates by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. With appropriate course work and work experience, graduates may also sit for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (L.P.C.) in Texas.

The program provides 450 hours of supervised practicum experience and equips students with applied skills in psychometrics and professional intervention.


The Non-Thesis Track - (48 Hours)  

Students in our Clinical track who do not write a thesis must select the three Practitioner courses from the list of Supplemental Practitioner Courses below. No other courses may be used to satisfy the non-thesis option.

General Core

These courses are usually offered once a year. Choose from advanced Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognition, Physiological Psychology, Learning, and Statistics.

Clinical Core

Students will take Psychotherapy I, Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology, Advanced Abnormal Psychology, Psychometrics I & II, and Practicum I, II, & III.

PSY 691 is an "in house" experience involving role playing, individual supervision, discussion, lectures, and some volunteer work at various agencies in the community. In PSY 692 and 693, Practicum II and Practicum III, you will be assigned to a mental health setting where you will work with a variety of clients who are experiencing a wide range of problems in living. Additionally, you will be engaged in psychological assessment, group work, and interdisciplinary team functioning.

Supplemental Practitioner Courses

Three courses in addition to those above and the electives below selected from Group Therapy, School Psychology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Learning, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Psychometrics III, and Psychometrics Practicum.

Electives - 2

Any graduate course you choose may serve as an elective. We particularly recommend School Psychology, Experimental Design, History and Systems of Psychology, Psychometrics III, and additional courses from the General Core.


The Thesis Track - (45 Hours)

General Core

All general core courses are ordinarily offered once a year. The general core is comprised of advanced courses in Social Psychology, Development Psychology, Cognition, Physiological Psychology, Learning, and Statistics.

Clinical Core

Core clinical courses consist of Psychotherapy I, Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology, Advanced Abnormal Psychology, Psychometrics I & II, and Practicum I, II, & III.

 

PSY 691 is an "in house" experience involving role playing, individual supervision, discussion, lectures, and some volunteer work at various agencies in the community. In PSY 692 and 693, Practicum II and Practicum III, you will be assigned to a mental health setting where you will work with a variety of clients who are experiencing a wide range of problems in living. Additionally, you will be engaged in psychological assessment, group work, and interdisciplinary team functioning.

Thesis Courses - PSY 698 - Thesis I and PSY 699 - Thesis II

Electives - 2

Any graduate course you choose may serve as an elective. We particularly recommend Psychometrics III, Group Therapy, School Psychology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Experimental Design, History and Systems of Psychology and additional courses from the General Core.