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Graduate Program

Clinical Psychology

Goals and Objectives

The program has the following two goals and related objectives:

To prepare graduates to have the requisite knowledge and skills for the scientifically informed professional practice of clinical psychology.

  • Acquiring knowledge of and skills in scientifically based assessment techniques of cognitive and intellectual functioning, psychopathology, and personality
  • Acquiring knowledge of and skills in scientifically based approaches to psychological treatment
  • Acquiring knowledge and practicing principles of ethical professional practice
  • Acquiring knowledge of the history and methods of psychology and theories relevant to the understanding of behavior and the practice of clinical psychology
  • Acquiring knowledge of research and theory relevant to cultural and individual diversity as well as developing sensitivity to these issues as they apply to the developing sensitivity to these issues as they apply to the professional practice of psychology
  • Acquiring knowledge of and integrating current research and theories of psychopathology, psychological assessment, and psychological intervention.

To prepare professionals capable of conducting and evaluating clinically relevant research.

  • Acquiring knowledge and skills of modern approaches to data analysis
  • Acquiring knowledge to conduct, evaluate, and analyze results of clinical psychology research
  • Acquiring knowledge of and practicing principles of ethical practice in research
  • Acquiring knowledge of social, emotional, cognitive, and biological bases of behavior
  • The formal program is built around a four-year curriculum. Only the PhD degree is offered. Students complete 90 credit hours, up to one third of which may be credited for research.