Psy.D. Degree

Master of Clinical Psychology

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Overview

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 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 as students matriculate through the Psy.D. program.


Degree Requirements

Summary of Requirements for the Master of Clinical Psychology Degree

  • Completion of a minimum of the first two years of course work in the SOPP doctoral program including all of the following courses:
    (Approved graduate waiver credit cannot exceed 30 credit hours)
    • PSI 9800 Diversity Integration I *
    • PSI 8310 Psychopathology
    • PSI 8110 Cognitive Assessment
    • PSI 8400 Affective Basis of Behavior 
    • PSI 8110 Cognitive Assessment Lab
    • PSI 8300 Interviewing
    • PSI 8030 Social Psychology
    • PSI 8120 Objective Personality Assessment
    • PSI 8020 Human Development
    • PSI 8410 Group Therapy
    • PSI 8440 Dynamic and Interpersonal Therapies
    • PSI 8430 Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
    • PSI 8070 Clinical Neuropsychology
    • PSI 8040 Statistics and Research Methods I 
    • PSI 8050 Statistics and Research Methods II 
    • PSI 9180 Integrated Assessment
    • PSI 8010 History and Systems
    • PSI 9660 Professional Ethics
    • PSI 9810 Diversity Integration II *
      * Cannot be waived
  • 2 semesters of Practice Tutorial seminars
  • 2 semesters of Professional Development 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

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 if they have successfully met the requirements.

The Office of Academic Affairs will manage the Psy.M. degree application process. Students complete an application at the start of the Fall Semester of their third year. They turn this in to the office of Academic Affairs. Once certified, the Psy.M. degree will be conferred to students at the end of 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 degree. Students are invited to attend commencement along with other Wright State University graduates.