The Ph.D. curriculum contains 2 basic sets of core courses: department cores and clinical cores. The curriculum closely follows guidelines for accreditation established and maintained by the American Psychological Association's Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. Students take a two-course assessment sequence, a two-course intervention sequence, courses in psychopathology, personality, legal and ethical issues, and advanced seminars in diversity and specific clinical topics.
In addition to the clinical core curriculum, students take basic psychology core courses including a statistics and research methods, behavioral neuroscience, personality, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology. Students also complete research hours for master's and dissertation research. Three topical seminars are also required.
Human Learning or Cognitive Processes
Advanced Social Psychology
Advanced Developmental Psychology
Advanced Statistics I and II
Legal and Ethical
Assessment I and II
Interventions I and II
Advanced Clinical Psychopathology
Clinical PracticumHistory and Systems of Psychology
Electives: Topical seminars are offered to augment the curriculum and allow students more detailed exposure to areas of interest. Students are required to take 3 seminars including one on diversity. Recent seminars include: Schizophrenia, Geropsychology, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Medicine. Students may also, with approval from their mentor and the director of clinical training, take seminars in other departments of the University.
Students entering the program with graduate courses from another program may request no more than 3 core courses be waived provided the appropriate instructors judge them to be equivalent be of equivalent content.