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Graduation Requirements

The requirements for the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology degree are:

I.  Approve all required and elective courses, as well as all practicum and seminars while maintaining a satisfactory academic progress. A minimum of 83 credits is needed to satisfy the academic requirements. The practicum, dissertation and internship do not carry credit value. They are monitored by the hour and not by credit.

II. Successfully complete 1100 hours of clinical practice as follows:

a. 2 hours per week for 25 weeks of the first and second semester of the first year attending PSY 581/582 for a total of 50 hours per semester.

b. 2 hours each week of the first and second semester of the second year attending didactic sessions (Psy 683 / 685) and at least 8 hours per week of direct clinical contact during 25 weeks for a total of 250 hours per semester.

c. 2 hours each week of the first and second semester of the third year attending didactic sessions (Psy 786 / 787) and at least 8 hours per week of direct clinical contact during 25 weeks for a total of 250 hours per semester.

III. Successful completion of four semesters of research practical; Psy 622 & 623 which are required. Two additional required research practical for which the student will chose from Psy 722 & 727 (psychosocial/clinical), or Psy 723 & 725 (Behavioral Neuroscience).

IV. Approve the Comprehensive Examination offered at the end of the second year and the Clinical Practice Examination (CPX) to be taken during or after the end of third year.

V. Approval of Dissertation Proposal by the dissertation committee before submitting the application for internship

VI. Complete 2000 hours of pre-doctoral internship. The internship may be completed in 40 hours per week during a 12-month period (Full Time) or 20 hours per week in a 24-month period (Half Time).

VII. Approval of the doctoral dissertation, which must be related to the field of Psychology in general or to Professional Psychology in particular. A quantitative, data-gathering methodology is preferred.

VIII. The PhD-CPP also requires its students to submit the dissertation research project for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The publication will consist of a stand-alone empirical article written according to the specifications set forth by the peer-reviewed journal chosen for the submission. This article is usually 25–30 pages (double space) in length (including references), and should conform to APA format. Students should familiarize themselves with the types of articles that appear in quality journals relevant to their area of research.

Number of contact credit-hours: Eighty three credit hours, plus applicable clinical and research practical, internship and dissertation.
 

 

 

 
 

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