PhD Coursework and Curriculum

Required courses for PhD in Clinical Psychology with Curricular Emphasis in Geropsychology

Course Name

Total Credits

5210 Psychology of Aging I

3

5220 Psychology of Aging II

3

5710 Clinical Skills Laboratory

3

5810 Research Statistics and Methodology I

4

5820 Research Statistics and Methodology II

4

5830 Applied Multivariate Techniques I

3

6030 Research Practicum

3

6xxx  Core Content Courses

12

6100 Developmental Psychology

6110 Cognition

6120 Neuroscience

6130 Social Psychology

6510 History of Psychology

3

6610 Clinical Geropsychology I

3

6620 Clinical Geropsychology II

3

6720 Ethics and Practice Standards: Professional Development I

3

6730 Diversity of Culture and Family: Professional Development II

3

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology

Varies

6780 Advanced Psychopathology

3

6790 Psychopharmacology

1

6850 Clinical Interviewing and Personality Assessment

3

6860 Cognitive Assessment

3

6870 Clinical Neuropsychology

3

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab

4.5 min.

6920 Psychotherapy

3

7000 Masters Thesis

6

7030 Doctoral Research Practicum

3

8000 Dissertation**

30

Minimum credits required for Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

126

* Each core content course is worth 3 credits and students are required to take each of the four courses, for a total of 12 credits. These courses ensure broad coverage in many core content areas of psychology (i.e., developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, and social psychology).

 

**A maximum of 15 dissertation credit hours may be taken before the Comprehensive Examination is completed.

 

 

Suggested Clinical Curriculum*

YEAR 1

Fall

Spring

Summer

5810 Research Statistics and Methodology I (4)

5710 Clinical Skills Laboratory (3)

6780 Advanced Psychopathology (3)

5210 Psychology of Aging I (3)

5820 Research Statistics and Methodology II (4)

6920 Psychotherapy (3)

6860 Cognitive Assessment (3)

5220 Psychology of Aging II (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

YEAR 2

Fall

Spring

Summer

6030 Research Practicum (3)

6850 Clinical Interviewing and Personality Assessment (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

6720 Ethics and Practice Standards: Professional Development I (3)

6870 Clinical Neuropsychology (3)

6730 Diversity of Culture and Family: Professional Development II (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

7000 Master’s Thesis (4)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab (1.5)

8000 Dissertation (3)

YEAR 3

Fall

Spring

Summer

6610 Clinical Geropsychology I (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

6xxx Core content course(3) *

8000 Dissertation (3)

5830 Applied Multivariate Techniques I (3)

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab (1.5)

6620 Clinical Geropsychology II (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

6xxx Core content course (3) *

7030 Doctoral Research Practicum (3)

8000 Dissertation (3)

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab (1.5)

Comprehensive Examination***

8000 Dissertation (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab (1.5) **

YEAR 4 and YEAR 5

During these years, the student completes her/his dissertation requirements and the remaining courses

6510 History of Psychology (3)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

8000 Dissertation (7)

6xxx Core content course (3)*

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab (1.5) **

8000 Dissertation (6)

6740 Practicum in Clinical Psychology (1.5)

6790 Psychopharmacology (1)

6xxx Core content course (3)*

6880 Clinical Neuropsychology Lab (1.5) **

8000 Dissertation (5)

YEAR 6

INTERNSHIP

* Core content courses may have to be taken in a different sequence based on availability. They may be taken in Years 4 or 5 if the student chooses, based on availability.

** Continuation of PSY 6880 after Spring of Year 3 is optional.