Thesis and Course Requirements

Thesis and Course Requirements

Students in the Clinical Psychology Program are required to complete all Clinical Program, Psychology Department and School of Graduate Studies thesis and course requirements for the Masters and Ph.D. degrees.

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Each student is required to develop with his or her thesis supervisor a program of graduate study. The program of study must include courses covering:

1. Clinical Psychology Theory and Psychopathology
2. Professional Foundations and Ethics
3. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention  
4. Evaluation and Research Methodology

Each student's program of study must be approved on at least an annual basis by the student's thesis advisor, the Clinical Practica Co-ordinator, and the Director of the Program.  Please note that the Clinical Psychology Program is offered only as a full-time sequentially integrated program of study.

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In addition, congruent with CPA accreditation criteria, students must demonstrate competence in each of four different cognate domains.  The biological, social, and cognitive-affective cognates can each be met with either a program approved graduate half-course or two senior undergraduate psychology half-courses in the cognate domain (or a full year senior undergrad psychology course).  A given course can only be used for one cognate domain.  The individual differences cognate must be met at the graduate level by taking either a half-course in Child Psychopathology or Adult Psychopathology.  Also, successful completion of a graduate or undergraduate half-course on History and Systems of Psychology is a requirement of the Clinical Program.  Students who have not completed such a course prior to admission will be required to take either an undergraduate or graduate half-course during their graduate program to fulfill this History requirement. Throughout their time in the program, (until they start internship) students are also expected to attend all scheduled Clinical Workshops and Brownbags (as part of Psychology 9380 each year), which are meant to augment training in theory, research, and clinical practice.