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Degree Requirements 

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.

Three degree options are available to graduate psychology students: Master of Arts in psychology, Master of Psychology and Master of Psychology with clinical concentration. The Master of Psychology with clinical concentration is the recommended degree program for those seeking licensed professional counselor accreditation. The degree options and credit requirements for each are listed below.

MPsy, 30 credits
Grad Psychology Core: 12 credits
6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology

6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research 
5322 Lifespan Development
7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology

Electives: 18 credits 

PSY offerings 5311 and above 

    
MPsy with Clinical Concentration, 48 credits
Grad Psychology Core: 12 credits
6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology

6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research (LPC requirement, research)
5322 Lifespan Development (LPC requirement, normal development)
7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology

Pre-Practicum: 12 credits 
         5323 Ethics  in Psychology (LPC requirement, professional orientation)
         6320 Introduction to Counseling Techniques (LPC requirement, individual counseling)
         6355 Psychopathology (LPC requirement, abnormal human behavior)
         6323 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (LPC requirement, counseling theories)

Additional LPC Requirements: 12 credits

Appraisal or assessment techniques: Cognitive Assessment (7321), Psychodynamic Assessment (7322), or Rorschach (7366)
Group counseling methods or techniques: Principles of Group Counseling (6325)
Lifestyle and career development: Lifestyle and Career Development (7322)
Social, cultural and family issues: Social Psychology (6328) or Cultural and Multicultural Psychology (5337)

Electives: 6 credits 

PSY offerings 5311 and above 

Practicum: 6 credits 
300 supervised hours (150 training, 150 direct service)

 

MA Psychology, 48 credits
Grad Psychology Core: 12 credits
6311 Phenomenological Foundations of Psychology

6333 Foundations of Qualitative Research 
5322 Lifespan Development 
7331 Historical Foundations of Depth Psychology

Electives: 30 credits 

PSY offerings 5311 and above 

Thesis: 6 credits 

plus language requirement and prerequisites 

Applications and Financial Assistance

Entry into the program requires a bachelor's degree and permission of both the Director and the Dean of the Braniff Graduate School. Non-degree students are welcome to participate in any part of the program after consulting with the Director.

Tuition scholarships are available for the Psychology Program.

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