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 psychology and law concentration also attend a weekly proseminar and complete advanced coursework as indicated under the heading “Advanced Coursework in Clinical Psychology.”

General Psychology Core

  • PY 370 History and Systems (if applicable)
  • PY 629 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PY 630 Affective Neurophysiology
  • PY 650 Cognition and Learning
  • PY 652 Affect and Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • PY 672 Advanced Social Psychology
  • 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)

Advanced Coursework in Clinical Psychology

Clinical Core

  • PY 608 Introduction to Ethics
  • PY 609 Psychological Assessment I (4 hrs)
  • PY 617 Supervision, Consultation, and Interprofessional Skills (3 hr)
  • PY 619 Principles of Psychotherapy
  • PY 621 Psychotherapy Laboratory (1 hr)
  • PY 631 Practicum in Psychology I (7 hrs)
  • PY 658 Psychopathology
  • PY 690 Cultural Competency

Advanced Coursework in Psychology & Law

  • PY 610 Psychological Assessment II (Personality)
  • PY 676 Forensic Assessment
  • PY 678 Forensic Psychology OR PY 637 Practicum in Psychology VII
  • PY 679 Seminar in Psychology & Law (4 semesters)

Thesis and Dissertation Hours

  • PY 599 Thesis research (6 hours)
  • PY 699 Dissertation research (24 hours)