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 each of the clinical and experimental concentrations also complete advanced coursework in their concentration.

General Psychology Core

  • PY 370 History and Systems (clinical students only; if applicable)
  • PY 629 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PY 650 Cognition and Learning
  • Two of PY 670 Perception, PY 652 Affect and Lifespan Developmental Psychology, PY672 Advanced Social Psychology (some concentrations require 2 specific courses from this set)

Research Skills Core

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

Advanced Coursework

As applicable:

  • clinical core
  • PY695 Teaching of Psychology
  • advanced coursework in
    • clinical child
    • clinical health
    • clinical geropsychology
    • psychology and law
    • cognitive psychology
    • social psychology
    • development science

Thesis and Dissertation Hours

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