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Degree Requirements

The Clinical-Counseling Program offers both an MS and an MA degree. The primary difference between these degrees is that the MA requires a six semester-hour thesis while the MS does not. Both degrees require students to pass a final comprehensive oral exam. This examination is intended to examine the student’s comprehensive grasp of the field. For students earning the MA degree, a separate defense of their thesis will be scheduled. The final oral comprehensive examination committee must include two faculty members from the Clinical option, and one additional member from the Psychology Department.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science Degree (39 hours)

Required Courses

Psyc 610. Analysis of Behavioral Data (3)                   
Psyc 611. Methodology and Program Evaluation in Psychology (3)                       
Psyc 631. Cognitive Intellectual Assessment Techniques (3)                   
Psyc 640. Professional Orientation and Function in Mental Health Counseling (3)
Psyc 641. Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
Psyc 642. Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
Psyc 685. Psychopathology & Diagnosis (3)
Psyc 798. Professional Internship (6)

Must Take at Least One From the Following

Psyc 637. Personality Assessment (3)
Psyc 612. Psychometric theory, assessment & appraisal (3)
Psyc 636. Child Personality Assessment (3)

Must Take at Least One From the Following

Psyc 660. Human Growth and Development (3)
Psyc 663. Child Psychopathology (3)
Psyc 686. Child and Adult Sexual Assault (3)

Must Take at Least One From the Following

Psyc 628. Biological Foundations of Behavior (3)
Psyc 774. Introduction to Psychopharmacological Medications (3)

Required Courses for the Master of Arts Degree (36 hours)

Required Courses

Psyc 610. Analysis of Behavioral Data (3)
Psyc 611. Methodology and Program Evaluation in Psychology (3)
Psyc 631. Cognitive Intellectual Assessment Techniques (3)
Psyc 640. Professional Orientation and Function in Mental Health Counseling (3)
Psyc 641. Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
Psyc 642. Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
Psyc 685. Psychopathology & Diagnosis (3)
Psyc 699. Research and Thesis (6 hrs) **
Psyc 798. Professional Internship (3)

Must Take at Least One From the Following

Psyc 637. Personality Assessment (3)
Psyc 612. Psychometric theory, assessment & appraisal (3)
Psyc 636. Child Personality Assessment (3)

Must Take at Least One From the Following

Psyc 660. Human Growth and Development (3)
Psyc 663. Child Psychopathology (3)
Psyc 686. Child and Adult Sexual Assault (3)
Psyc 628. Biological Foundations of Behavior (3)
Psyc 774. Intro to Psychopharmacological Medications (3)

**The thesis is taken for credit and the thesis defense represents one part of the grading process. The thesis defense does NOT fulfill the Comprehensive Oral Exam Requirement, but rather is in addition to it.