PSYCHOLOGY - Dept. Code: PSY
I. The principal goal of the graduate program in Psychology is that of preparing the student for a career contributing to the growth of scientific knowledge in psychology.
II. Applicants for admission to graduate status in psychology shall have
A. a minimum average of B over-all
B. at least 18 hours of psychology that must include courses in Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and Experimental Psychology or Research Methods.
C. Students lacking the necessary preparation must ordinarily make up deficiencies prior to admission to the Graduate School.
III. All applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (Aptitude Tests; Advanced Test in Psychology preferred). In all cases admission to graduate degree programs in Psychology is competitive, since available resources do not permit admission of all qualified applicants.
IV. The Ph.D. programs are categorized into three Divisions:
• Health Psychology (including Health Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Neurosciences)
• Child Psychology (including Clinical Child Psychology, Pediatric Health Psychology Applied Developmental Psychology)
• Adult Psychology (including Adult Clinical Psychology)
1. All Ph.D. programs in Psychology require a minimum of 72 credits, including thesis and dissertation credits.
2. Psychology 680 and 681 will not be counted toward the 72 credit minimum.
3. A Master of Science in Psychology based upon 24 credits of course work and six credits of Master’s thesis research is required in all programs.
4. In cases in which a student has a prior graduate degree, the number of credits required for the Ph.D. may be reduced at the discretion of the Department.
5. All programs in Clinical Psychology require an internship.
V. All students must successfully complete six foundation courses.
A. PSY 604, 605, 614, 620, 625, and 640 or 641.
B. Methodological courses 631, 632, and either 633, 634 or 698.
C. A minimum grade average of B is required for all students.
D. All students seeking an advanced degree in Psychology must participate substantially in the teaching of course offerings in the Psychology Department as an essential part of their education.