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Graduate Courses in Psychology

Admission as a graduate student in psychology is contingent upon an academic foundation in the discipline of psychology.  This foundation can be demonstrated by the successful completion (a grade of B or better) of at least a three credit course in each, General Psychology and Statistical/Experimental Design, or other course offerings as determined by the program director.

All masters degrees in psychology require a minimum of 30 credits.  MA degrees require an additional 6 credits for thesis work and a reading knowledge of a second language pertinent in the field.  Degrees with clinical concentrations require an additional 12 credits.  There are four degree options:  The MPsy with our without clinical concentration, and the MA with and without clinical concentration.  The degree options and credit requirements for each are represented in the chart below.

   
  • Masters
   
  • MPsy
MA
Clinical Concentration
no
  • 30
36
  yes 42  48

Specific course requirements for the four degree plans are as follows:

MA, 36 credits

Foundations: 9 credits
    6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology
    7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology
    6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research
Research: 6 credits (two courses from 7312, 6335 and 6336)
    7312 Hermeneutic Foundations of Psychological Research
    6335 Mixed Methods Research
    6336 Advanced Quantitative Research
Clinical / elective courses: 15 credits
Thesis credits: 6 credits
(Plus language requirement, and pre-requisites)

MA with Clinical Concentration, 48 credits

Foundations: 9 credits
    6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology
    7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology
    6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research
Research: 3 credits (one course from 7312, 6335 and 6336)
    7312 Hermeneutic Foundations of Psychological Research
    6335 Mixed Methods Research
    6336 Advanced Quantitative Research
Clinical / elective courses: 30 credits
Thesis credits: 6 credits
(Plus language requirement, and pre-requisites)

MPsy, 30 credits

Foundations: 9 credits
    6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology
    7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology
    6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research
Research: 6 credits (two courses from 7312, 6335 and 6336)
    7312 Hermeneutic Foundations of Psychological Research
    6335 Mixed Methods Research
    6336 Advanced Quantitative Research
Clinical / elective courses: 15 credits

MPsy with Clinical Concentration, 42 credits

Foundations: 9 credits
    6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology
    7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology
    6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research
Research: 3 credits (one course from 7312, 6335 and 6336)
    7312 Hermeneutic Foundations of Psychological Research
    6335 Mixed Methods Research
    6336 Advanced Quantitative Research
Clinical / elective courses: 30 credits

Clinical Concentration

Students may elect to add courses in the area of clinical psychology to either degree program (as illustrated above) so as to have a Clinical Concentration, drawing from such courses as health psychology, personality theory, clinical psychology, clinical assessment, death psychology, psychodiagnostics, counseling and psychotherapy. Practicum placements at local mental health services are available.

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