Psychology: Clinical, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 106 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Core Courses
Select three courses:9
Cognitive Processes
Lifespan Cognitive Developmental Psychology
Neurobiological Psychology
Seminar in Human Development
Advanced Social Psychology
Experimental Learning Theories
PSYC 5304Quantitative Methods in Psychology I4
PSYC 5314Quantitative Methods in Psychology II4
PSYC 6223Research Design3
PSYC 5660Teaching Practicum2
PSYC 5000Thesis (minimum of 6 hours)6
PSYC 6000Dissertation (minimum of 15 hours)15
3 Hours Quantitative Requirement3
3 Hours History Requirement3
Fulfilled by PSYC 4493, outside course, or waived by CTC if psychology was major or minor as undergraduate.
Hours Subtotal49
Clinical Core Requirements
PSYC 5113Psychopathology3
PSYC 5333Systems of Psychotherapy3
PSYC 5153Cognitive Assessment3
PSYC 6753Assessment of Personality3
PSYC 6083Principles of Behavior Therapy3
PSYC 6133Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Psychotherapy3
PSYC 6440 - (continuously enrolled 2 hours during years 1-2 and 1 hour years 3-4)18
PSYC 6650Practicum (continuously enrolled 1 hour for a minimum of 2 years)6
PSYC 6990Advanced Internship in Clinical Psychology (1 hour for three semesters)3
Hours Subtotal45
Subspecialty Training
Select 12 from one of the following subspecialties:12
Adult Psychopathology
Student must take four elective courses chosen in consultation with program advisor
Clinical Child Psychology
The following courses should be taken by students interested in the Clinical Child Psychology subspecialty. Students must take two additional elective courses, to be determined by the student and his or her advisor.
Child Psychopathology and Treatment
Child Diagnostic Methods
Health Psychology
The following courses should be taken by students interested in the Health Psychology subspecialty. Student must take two additional elective courses, to be determined by the student and his or her advisor.
Behavioral Medicine
The Psychology of Substance Abuse
Pediatric Psychology
The followng courses should be taken by students interested in the Pediatric Psychology subspecialty.
Child Psychopathology and Treatment
Child Diagnostic Methods
Family Treatment Methods
Pediatric Psychology
Hours Subtotal12
Total Hours106

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval