M.A. in Clinical Psychology

Program Description | Admission | Degree RequirementsCourses


Program Description


The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is designed to produce effective practitioners and also prepares students for further graduate study and/or junior college teaching. There are both thesis and non-thesis options.


Admissions


Students applying for admission to the M.A. in Clinical Psychology should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Graduate Application
2. Application fee
2. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution
3. Personal statement
4. Three letters of recommendation
5. Official GRE scores
6. Official score report of the Advanced Psychology Test of the GRE (Recommended but not required)


Students should have a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate psychology courses, including courses in psychology Research Methods and psychology Statistics, and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Ordinarily, the most useful letters of recommendation come from university faculty who are able to describe the applicant’s potential for success in graduate study. The Department does not use a recommendation form but rather asks referees to send letters on their own letterhead. Please submit all documents to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Box 2478 SHSU
Huntsville, TX 77341-2478

Students admitted to the Master’s programs in Psychology at SHSU have average undergraduate GPAs in excess of 3.6 and percentile ranks in excess of the 55th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative sections. Those whose scores are not that high still may wish to apply. We recognize that students do not always demonstrate their potential for professional success through such traditional criteria. We seek promising students from all backgrounds who will enhance our program and, later, professional psychology. High test scores and grades do not guarantee acceptance, and students whose lower scores are offset by other exceptional qualifications may be admitted. In any case, all applications must be complete (with transcripts, GRE scores, letters, and a personal statement of interests and goals) before any admission decision is made.


Students are admitted each fall and are expected to begin their studies during the fall semester. The application deadline for admission is February 15. Complete applications are evaluated immediately after the deadline and offers of admission are made as quickly as possible. Please note that several of our admission requirements, policies, and deadlines differ from those of other programs at SHSU.

Inquiries about the Psychology Master’s programs may be directed to:

Dr. Jeffrey S. Anastasi
Coordinator of Psychology Master’s Study
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Sam Houston State University
Box 2447
Huntsville, TX 77341-2447
Telephone: (936) 294-3049
Email: jeff.anastasi@shsu.edu

Information and materials are also available at https://www.shsu.edu/~psy_www/GradMA.html.


Degree Requirements

 

Plan 1 - M.A. in Psychology-Clinical Psychology (Non-thesis)

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Specified
Courses
Choose all from:
PSYC 5387 <PSY 587> Advanced Statistics
PSYC 5333 <PSY 533> Theory and Research in Psychotherapy I
PSYC 5330 <PSY 530> Psychopathology
PSYC 5394 <PSY 594> Psychometrics
PSYC 5395 <PSY 595> Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement
PSYC 5396 <PSY 596> Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology
PSYC 6391 <PSY 691> Practicum I
PSYC 6392 <PSY 692> Practicum II
PSYC 6393 <PSY 693> Practicum III
27
2
Restricted Elective
Choose one from:
PSYC 5332 <PSY 532> Advanced Social Psychology
PSYC 5397 <PSY 597> Advanced Developmental Psychology
3
3 Restricted Elective Choose one from:
PSYC 5360 <PSY 560> Advanced Physiological Psychology
PSYC 5381 <PSY 581> Advanced Learning Theory
PSYC 5336 <PSY 536> Advanced Cognitive Psychology
3
4 Restricted Electives Choose three from:
PSYC 5334 <PSY 534> Theory and Research in Psychotherapy II
PSYC 5339 <PSY 539> Advanced School Psychology
PSYC 5361 <PSY 561> Neuropsychopharmacology
PSYC 5381 <PSY 581> Advanced Learning Theory
PSYC 5382 <PSY 582> Advanced Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSYC 5398 <PSY 598> Advanced Child Assessment
PSYC 6394 <PSY 694> Practicum in Psychometrics
9
5 Electives Choose two from:
Graduate courses in an approved field
6
TOTAL
48

 

Plan 2 - M.A. in Psychology-Clinical Psychology (Thesis)

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Specified
Courses
Choose all from:
PSYC 5387 <PSY 587> Advanced Statistics
PSYC 5333 <PSY 533> Theory and Research in Psychotherapy I
PSYC 5330 <PSY 530> Psychopathology
PSYC 5394 <PSY 594> Psychometrics
PSYC 5395 <PSY 595> Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement
PSYC 5396 <PSY 596> Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology
PSYC 6391 <PSY 691> Practicum I
PSYC 6392 <PSY 692> Practicum II
PSYC 6393 <PSY 693> Practicum III
27
2
Restricted Elective
Choose one from:
PSYC 5332 <PSY 532> Advanced Social Psychology
PSYC 5397 <PSY 597> Advanced Developmental Psychology
3
3 Restricted Elective Choose one from:
PSYC 5360 <PSY 560> Advanced Physiological Psychology
PSYC 5381 <PSY 581> Advanced Learning Theory
PSYC 5336 <PSY 536> Advanced Cognitive Psychology
3
4 Electives Choose two from:
Graduate courses in an approved field
6
5 Thesis Choose all from:
PSYC 6098 <PSY 698> Thesis I
PSYC 6099 <PSY 699> Thesis II
6
TOTAL
45

 


Courses

Psychology (PSYC)

Return to top


Sam Houston State Logo

Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866)BEARKAT Member TSUS
© Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | Contact Web Editor