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PSYCHOLOGY

Program / Course Requirements

The program consists of four major components:

  1. The Psychology Component consists of courses, in both theory and practice, which address advanced topics in graduate-level psychology.
  2. The Assessment/Process Component includes practica/courses in psychological testing, diagnosis, and intervention.
  3. The Learning Disability/Child Development Component consists of courses that address developmental psychology, diagnosis and remediation of learning disorder, and behavioral management.
  4. The Research Component includes courses in statistics, research methodology, and dissertation preparation and completion.

Curriculum - The Four Components

Psychology Component:

  • PSY425: Counseling Theory and Practice #
  • PSY505: Group Counseling
  • PSY512: Systems and Theories in Psychology * #
  • PSY514: Psychology of Learning * #
  • PSY515: Advanced Abnormal Psychology #
  • PSY516: Issues and Ethics in Psychology #
  • PSY521: Family Counseling
  • PSY532: Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
  • PSY615: Social Bases of Behavior
  • PSY620: Racial and Ethnic Bases of Behavior
  • PSY550: Practicum in Psychology - School Psychology
  • PSY551: Practicum in Psychology - Mental Health
  • PSY630: Pre-doctoral Internship - School Psychology (2 semesters)
  • PSY631: Pre-doctoral Internship - Mental Health (2 semesters)
  • PSY900: Cognitive Psychology *
  • PSY920: Physiological Bases of Behavior

Assessment/Process Component

  • PSY409: Diagnostic Psychoeducational Assessment * #
  • PSY500: Theory and Practicum - Diagnostic Assessment I: WISC and WAIS *
  • PSY501: Theory and Practicum - Diagnostic Assessment II: Personality and Projectives *
  • PSY558: Therapeutic Techniques and Consultation

Learning Disability/Child Development Component

  • PSY412: Psychology of Behavior Management for Special Needs Children #
  • PSY517: Theories of Learning Disabilities *
  • EDC550: Seminar in Learning Disabilities *
  • PSY614: Psychology of Development *
  • PSY657: Psychology of the Exceptional Child #
  • PSY998: Directed Study in Learning Disabilities (optional and by permission)

Research Component

  • PSY402: Behavioral Statistics * #
  • PSY407: Applied Research Methodology * #
  • PSY911: Multivariate Research Methods
  • PSY999: Dissertation in Educational Psychology (12 Credits)

Total: 93 Credit Hours

A total of 93 credit hours must be completed. Previous graduate credit is considered. No credit is given for courses with grades below B-.

* Indicates courses required for Qualifying Exam
# See section on Admissions, Requirement 1

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