Clinical Psychology, Doctor in Psychology (Psy. D.)
A minimum of five undergraduate courses in psychology: general psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology are required, as well as two other courses acceptable to the departmental admissions committee. Applicants are required to submit academic transcripts for any undergraduate and graduate work, and the GRE score report. Candidates are encouraged to complete the GRE Psychology Subject Test if Psychology was not their major as an undergraduate. Candidates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and GRE scores at the 50th percentile or higher will be competitive. Admission is limited to available space. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, does not guarantee admission.
Applicants must submit a personal statement (2-3 typewritten, double spaced pages). In completing the personal statement, consider reflecting on the following areas:
- What personal characteristics do you possess that you believe are important to the practice of psychology? Do you possess any particular strengths that you feel will be an asset to you in graduate school? What about any personal challenges that you might hinder your progress?
- What are your professional goals and how do they match the mission of our program, particularly our focus on rural and underserved areas?
- Describe any experiences that have particularly prepared you for graduate study in clinical psychology (e.g., clinical co-op/internships, research experiences, particular coursework, etc.).
- If you feel that any portion of your application does not accurately reflect your academic skills or preparation for graduate school in psychology (e.g., GRE, GPA, etc.), please explain.
Applicants must arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities relevant to graduate-level study in psychology, with at least one from psychology faculty. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae.
Applications are completed online and must be received by December 1. Top applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview. Notification regarding admission normally will be made in February or March.
CIP code: 42.2801
Requirements for the degree are a minimum of 120 graduate hours including 12 credit hours for a year-long internship, 27 credit hours for clinical practica, 72 credit hours of required courses, 6 credit hours for the doctoral research project, and 3 hours of elective graduate courses approved by the student’s graduate advisor.
|PSY 766||Forensic Psychology||3|
|PSY 779||History & Systems of Psycholog||3|
|PSY 802||Multicultural Psychology||3|
|PSY 803||Rural Mental Health||3|
|PSY 818||Psychology of Addictions||3|
|PSY 820||Statistics & Research Design I||3|
|PSY 824||Intellectual Assessment||3|
|PSY 825||Personality Assessment||3|
|PSY 826||Professional Concerns I||3|
|PSY 837||Social Psy &Cultural Diversity||3|
|PSY 849||Advanced Developmental PSY||3|
|PSY 850||Psychotherapy & Behav Change I||3|
|PSY 853||Biological Bases of Behavior||3|
|PSY 857S||Child & Family Interventions||3|
|PSY 859||Cog/Affect Bases of Behavior||3|
|PSY 860||Psychotherapy & Beha Change II||3|
|PSY 862||Statistic & Research Design II||3|
|PSY 863||Understanding Suicide||3|
|PSY 868||Prog Eval in Soc Behav Sci II||3|
|PSY 869||Psychology of Trauma||3|
|PSY 871||Group and Family Therapy||3|
|PSY 881||Advanced Children's Assessment||3|
|PSY 950||Clinical Supervision & Consult||3|
|PSY 838||Practicum in Clinical Psy||9|
|PSY 999||Doctoral Intern in Clinic Psyc||12|
|PSY 938||Doctoral Prac in Clinical Psyc||18|
|Choose from three hours of electives||3|
|PSY 990||Doctoral Specialty Project||6|
|GRD 857R||PsyD Clinical PSY Writ Comp Ex||0|
|GRD 858R||PsyD Clinical PSY Oral Comp Ex||0|
Students in the Doctor of Psychology Program must register for written and oral comprehensive examinations in their area of study (GRD 857R PsyD Clinical PSY Writ Comp Ex & GRD 858R PsyD Clinical PSY Oral Comp Ex) (0 credit hours), and must pass both of these examinations.