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Clinical psychology course work includes formal course work in the core areas of psychology, research methods, personality and psychopathology, principles of psychological assessment and intervention and professional issues in clinical psychology. The program trains students to do what psychologists actually do in today’s society: ethically apply knowledge of psychological theory, assessment, research methodology and clinical skill to complex clinical problems.

Our programs are based upon the scientist-practitioner model: we define psychological practice as the application of the theory, methods and results of scientific psychology to clinical problems. Licensing laws of states vary widely, and students should consult the licensing body in the state in which they intend to practice to determine opportunities and requirements for licensure at the master’s level.

Program Objectives

MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The master’s program shares four training objectives of the doctoral program:

  1. Provide a generalist model of training in the discipline of psychology;
  2. Develop fundamental clinical skills based on scientific research;
  3. Promote high academic, ethical, and professional standards in all aspects of professional development and practice;
  4. Prepare students to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations.

Master’s level psychologists who graduate from our program are not prepared for independent practice or licensure. As such, the program’s fifth objective is to (5) prepare students for doctoral study in clinical psychology or further training in related fields (e.g., counseling, social work).

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The goal of the program is to train professionally competent clinical psychologists with a broad background in the field of psychology who can apply psychological theory, assessment, research methodology, and clinical skill to complex clinical problems. To elaborate this goal, our program has five broad training objectives:

  1. Provide a generalist model of training in the discipline of psychology;
  2. Develop fundamental clinical skills based on scientific research;
  3. Develop fundamental skills for psychological research;
  4. Promote high academic, ethical, and professional standards in all aspects of professional development and practice;
  5. Prepare students to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations.
Degree Options

Clinical Psychology, M.A.

Allows students to develop basic intervention, evaluation, and consultation skills and prepares them for entry-level clinical positions.

Clinical Psychology, J.D./M.A.

Students earn two degree in less time, eliminate 16 hours of course work which would be required if the programs in law and clinical psychology were taken separately.

Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

Prepares graduates to become scientist practitioners of clinical psychology, and develop a broad range of skills for the identification, evaluation, and resolution of human problems.

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program Facts

The Clinical Psychology Program at TU is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and has been continuously accredited since January, 1991.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

 

Application Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

  • A completed Graduate School application
  • Statement of Purpose (admission essay)
  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic potential.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • GRE General Test results
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Writing Sample (optional) – Examples: undergraduate thesis, manuscript submission, conference paper
  • $55 application fee
  • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results