All graduate students complete the general psychology core, the research skills core, a master’s thesis and a doctoral dissertation. In addition, clinical students complete the clinical core and a year-long clinical internship. Students in the clinical health concentration also attend a weekly proseminar and complete advanced coursework as indicated under the heading “Advanced Coursework in Clinical Health Psychology.”

General Psychology Core

  • PY650 Cognition and Learning
  • PY651 Physiological Psychology or PY629 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PY652 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
  • PY672 Advanced Social Psychology
  • PY671 History and Systems
  • PY 695 Teaching of Psychology

Research Skills Core

  • PY607 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PY602 Advanced Statistics I
  • PY603 Advanced Statistics II
  • PY604 Multivariate Methods of Analysis, PY659/BER558 Psychometrics, BER646 Structural Equation Modeling, PY693 statistics topics, or approved alternative statistics course (must be individually approved in advance by the Graduate Statistics Committee)

Clinical Core

  • PY658 Psychopathology
  • PY609 Psychological Assessment I (4 hrs)
  • PY619 Principles of Psychotherapy
  • PY621 Psychotherapy Laboratory (1 hr)
  • PY631 Practicum in Psychology I (7 hrs)
  • PY608 Introduction to Ethics
  • PY690 Cultural Competency
  • PY617 Clinical Supervision and Professional Consultation (3 hr)

Advanced Coursework in Clinical Health Psychology

  • PY 688 Health Psychology Proseminar (1 hr / semester) *
  • PY 693 Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine I
  • PY610 Psychological Assessment II (Personality)
  • Advanced Health Psychology Practicum

* Students are expected to attend each semester they are in residence in the department

Thesis and Dissertation Hours

  • PY599 Thesis research (6 hours)
  • PY699 Dissertation research (24 hours)