Master of Arts in Psychology

Degree Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 60 hours, including:

  • Core courses
  • Clinical courses
  • Practicum Experiences
  • Supervised Internship
  • Thesis OR Empirically Supported Case Study

Recommended Schedule

A full-time student will finish the program in two or three years by following the schedule below:

3-Year Program:

First Year

Fall Semester

PY602

Advanced Physiological Psychology  (Gibson)

3 cr hrs

PY510

Intermediate Statistics  (McGuire)

3 cr hrs

PY515

Counseling Skills & Interviewing Techniques  (Boydston)

1.5 cr hrs

PY635

Ethics in Psychology  (Provorse)

2 cr hrs

PY637

Diversity in Psychology

2 cr hrs

Spring Semester

PY540

Advanced Psychopathology  (Turk)

3 cr hrs

PY530

Psychological Assessment:  Intelligence and Achievement  (Boydston)

3 cr hrs

PY580

Assessment Practicum  (Boydston)

1.5 cr hrs

PY624

Theories of Psychotherapy  (Provorse)

3 cr hrs

Second Year

Fall Semester

PY550

Intro to Psychotherapy Techniques I  (Turk)

3 cr hrs

PY590

Techniques I Practicum  (Turk)

1.5 cr hrs

PY531

Psychological Assessment: Personality and Behavior  (Boydston)

3 cr hrs

PY646

Group Therapy: Therapy and Application  (Provorse)

2 cr hrs

Spring Semester

PY511

Graduate Research Design  (Russell)

3 cr hrs

PY551

Individual Adult Psychotherapy Techniques II  (Provorse)

3 cr hrs

PY591

Individual Adult Psychotherapy Techniques II Practicum  (Provorse)

1.5 cr hrs

PY695

Group Therapy Practicum

3 cr hrs

Third Year

Fall Semester

PY699

Thesis

3 cr hrs

PY601

Internship

3 cr hrs

PY650

Child, Marital and Family Therapy

3 cr hrs

Spring Semester

PY699

Thesis

3 cr hrs

PY601

Internship

3 cr hrs

PY620

Seminar – Developmental  (Sonnentag)

3 cr hrs

2-Year Program:

First Year

Fall Semester

PY602

Advanced Physiological Psychology  (Gibson)

3 cr hrs

PY510

Intermediate Statistics  (McGuire)

3 cr hrs

PY515

Counseling Skills & Interviewing Techniques  (Boydston)

1.5 cr hrs

PY531

Psychological Assessment: Personality and Behavior  (Boydston)

3 cr hrs

PY550

Intro to Psychotherapy Techniques I  (Turk)

3 cr hrs

PY590

Techniques I Practicum  (Turk)

1.5 cr hrs

Spring Semester

PY511

Graduate Research Design  (Russell)

3 cr hrs

PY540

Advanced Psychopathology  (Turk)

3 cr hrs

PY624

Theories of Psychotherapy  (Provorse)

3 cr hrs

PY530

Psychological Assessment: Intelligence and Achievement  (Boydston)

3 cr hrs

PY580

Assessment Practicum  (Boydston)

1.5 cr hrs

PY551

Individual Adult Psychotherapy Techniques II  (Provorse)

3 cr hrs

PY591

Individual Adult Psychotherapy Techniques II Practicum  (Provorse)

1.5 cr hrs

Second Year

Fall Semester

PY601

Internship

3 cr hrs

PY635

Ethics in Psychology  (Provorse)

2 cr hrs

PY637

Diversity in Psychology

2 cr hrs

PY650

Child, Marital and Family Therapy

3 cr hrs

PY699

Thesis

3 cr hrs

PY646

Group Therapy: Therapy and Application  (Provorse)

2 cr hrs

Spring Semester

PY601

Internship

3 cr hrs

PY620

Seminar – Developmental  (Sonnentag)

3 cr hrs

PY695

Group Therapy Practicum

3 cr hrs

PY699

Thesis

3 cr hrs

 

Professional Ethics

Because the graduate psychology program involves preparing people to work with the public, the Psychology Department assumes the responsibility for reasonably ensuring that individuals who complete the program are not only academically competent but are aware of and capable of functioning within the established ethical standards of the profession. To graduate with an M.A. in Psychology, the student must adhere to the ethical principles of the psychology profession. Their ethical standards are presented in the following documents:

Ethical Standards of Psychologists Published by the American Psychological Association