Psy.M. Procedures

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The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) was granted approval by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2009 to award the Master of Clinical Psychology (Psy.M.) degree to its students. Students are admitted to the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree program which serves as the terminal degree for SOPP students. Students do not apply for admission separately for the Psy.M. degree as it is not a terminal degree program. Rather, it is completed en passant as students matriculate through the Psy.D. program. SOPP students who are awarded the Psy.M. degree have a competitive edge with regard to practicum placement and internship.

Degree Requirements

Summary of Requirements for the Master of Clinical Psychology (Psy.M.) Degree

  • Completion of a minimum of the first two years of course work in the SOPP doctoral program including all of the following courses*:
    • PSI 8190 Multicultural Lab
    • PSI 8310 Psychopathology
    • PSI 8110 Cognitive Assessment 
    • PSI 8400 Theories of Personality
    • PSI 8110 Cognitive Assessment Lab
    • PSI 8130 Introduction to Projective Assessment
    • PSI 8300 Interviewing
    • PSI 8030 Social Psychology
    • PSI 8120 Objective Personality Assessment
    • PSI 8020 Human Development
    • PSI 8410 Group Therapy
    • PSI 8440 Dynamic & Interpersonal Therapies
    • PSI 8430 Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies
    • PSI 8070 Neuropsychology
    • PSI 8040 Research Methods
    • PSI 8050 Statistics
    • PSI 9120 Neuropsychology Assessment
    • PSI 9180 Integrated Assessment
    • PSI 8010 History & Systems 
    • PSI 9660 Professional Ethics 
    • PSI 9800 Diversity Integration
      • (*Approved graduate waiver credit cannot exceed 29 credit hours)
  • 2 semesters of Practice Tutorial (PT) seminars.
  • 2 semesters of Professional Development (PD) seminar
  • 2 hours of Professional Dissertation
  • A minimum of 100 hours and two academic semesters of First Year Clinical Experience (if required; not all students are required to have this)
  • Successful completion (pass) of Practicum I
  • Good academic standing (minimum of 3.0 GPA and not on probation)
  • Successful completion (pass) of the Basic Science Competency Exam

Application for the Psy.M. Degree

Students will typically complete requirements for the Psy.M. degree at the end of their second year in the program. The Psy.M. degree will be awarded to SOPP students who apply for the degree after their second year in the program. This will allow students to successfully complete their first year of practicum in the second year of the program. Students who have earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology degree from another institution may apply for and be awarded the Psy.M. degree from the School of Professional Psychology. However, all Psy.M. degree requirements as stated in the Program of Study must be completed.

The Office of Academic Affairs will manage the Psy.M. degree application process. Once certified, the Psy.M. degree will be conferred to students in the Fall of their third year.

A diploma will be issued to students who have completed all degree requirements and apply for the Master of Clinical Psychology (Psy.M.) degree. Students are invited to attend Fall commencement along with other Wright State University graduates.

Program of Study

  • Theories of Personality, 3 credit hours
  • Interviewing, 3 credit hours
  • Psychopathology, 4 credit hours
  • Multicultural Lab, 3 credit hours
  • Cognitive Assessment & Lab, 4 credit hours
  • Professional Development, 2 credit hours
  • Research Methods, 3 credit hours
  • Objective Personality Assessment, 3 credit hours
  • Human Development, 3 credit hours
  • Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, 3 credit hours
  • Neuropsych of Affect & Behavior, 3 credit hours
  • Group Therapy, 3 credit hours
  • Intro to Projective Assessment, 3 credit hours
  • Professional Dissertation, 4 credit hours
  • Practicum, 12 credit hours
  • Practice Tutorial, 2 credit hours
  • Statistics, 3 credit hours
  • Diversity Integration I, 3 credit hours
  • Dynamic & Interpersonal, 3 credit hours
  • Neuropsych Assessment, 3 credit hours
  • Crisis Intervention, 3 credit hours
  • History & Systems, 3 credit hours
  • Total credit hours, 76

Courses shown above are typically completed in Years 1 and 2 of the program. These courses may vary so long as students complete two full years of coursework (for a minimum of 58 credit hours) and 3 consecutive semesters of Supervised Experience (Practicum) in the second year of the program. The Practicum semesters are: Summer B First Year, Fall, Spring, Summer A Second Year.

Graduate waiver credit applied to the Psy.M. degree may not exceed 36 credit hours, or 1/2 of hours listed on program of study.