Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Department of Psychology
Combined and Integrated (C-I)
Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology, (APA-accredited)
This program integrates the theory and practice of psychology common to the disciplines traditionally denoted as clinical, counseling, and school psychology. It subscribes to the scientist-practitioner model, and students completing the program will enter professional practice in a variety of settings, including VA hospitals, mental health centers, hospitals, clinics, schools, and academic settings. The program provides an excellent balance of research and practitioner skill training. A research thesis and dissertation are required of all students. The combined program provides generalized training, along with three areas of emphasis. The emphasis areas are designed for students to begin systematically developing a specialty area in line with their future career goals. The three areas of concentration mirror faculty interest and expertise and include: health psychology/neuropsychology, child clinical/school psychology, and rural and multicultural psychology. The program is also affiliated with the American Indian Support Project, one of the nation’s most successful programs for training and mentoring American Indian psychologists.
Complete information on accreditation guidelines and principles is available through the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) at Education Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979, or on the web at: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/
Absolute undergraduate prerequisites for admission to the PhD program in Combined Clinical/Counseling/School are as follows: (1) Elementary Statistics; (2) Theories/Research in Learning; (3) Abnormal Psychology; and (4) Theories/Research in Personality.
The Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology PhD requires 105-107 total semester credits, including the following:
A. MS Counseling Psychology Degree Curriculum
The MS counseling psychology degree is available only to students matriculated into the PhD Clinical/Counseling/School program.
Experimental and Applied Psychological Science (EAPS)
The department offers a PhD program in Experimental and Applied Psychological Science. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in research and/or teaching in academic, public, or private settings. While satisfying the department’s general requirements, students may design their programs to become specialists in a variety of areas, such as behavior analysis, experimental cognitive/social psychology, and research and evaluation methodology. A research thesis and/or dissertation are required of all students.
A. MS Degree Curriculum
The Experimental and Applied Psychological Science MS requires a minimum of 32 credits, as follows:
Content Requirements (12 credits):
Students must complete four of the following six courses:
Other Requirements (3 credits):
B. PhD Degree Curriculum
The Experimental and Applied Psychological Science PhD requires a minimum of 63 total credits past the MS degree, including:
Specialty Area Electives (21 credits):
Students should consult with their supervisory committee to determine which Specialty Area Electives they should complete.
Additional Requirements for Psychology PhD Programs
All PhD candidates must meet the following general core requirements, regardless of specialty emphasis: (1) submission of an article for publication in a recognized journal; (2) presentation of research findings at a regional or national convention or professional meeting; (3) completion of the doctoral dissertation; (4) a comprehensive literature review; (5) completion of the research core; and (6) completion of an apprenticeship or internship. Students in the combined PhD program must also complete a formal case presentation, and compete nationally for admission to an APAapproved, 2,000-hour predoctoral internship. The Experimental and Applied Psychological Science program has an additional requirement of a grant proposal.