The clinical psychology curriculum emphasizes coursework on a range of topics involving clinical science. The clinical-area requirements also ensure broad and general exposure to core areas of psychology outside of the clinical domain, which collectively satisfy the requirements for accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition to clinical-area/ APA requirements, students in the clinical area must also meet requirements specified by the department and the Graduate School.
Below is a list of all clinical-area students' requirements and the courses that fulfill them, and clinical-area students' prototypic curriculum.
If more information is desired, see the "General Requirements" document on the department's "Resources for Current Graduate Students" page, and the "Graduate School Bulletin of Information" under "Forms, Policies, and Handbooks" on the Graduate School's "Resources for Current Students" page.
Students may petition the clinical-area faculty or the department’s Graduate Studies Committee for a waiver of a required clinical-area or departmental course, respectively, if they believe they have met the requirement otherwise (e.g., completed as part of a prior Master’s degree). Petitions for transfer of course credit must be submitted to the Graduate School. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Clinical Training, or the Graduate School, respectively, for further information.
Clinical Psychology courses syllabi reflect our commitment to infusing diversity and culture, ethics, and history throughout the curriculum. Beyond educating students to be sophisticated consumers of existing research, we teach students the conceptual and technical skills necessary to develop new knowledge, to advance clinical science and to better society