Clinical Psychology Curriculum

Curriculum: M.A. or M.S. in Clinical Psychology


Program Information and Admission Requirements


CIP 42.2801
ACCREDITED BY: Master's in Psychology Accreditation Council
MEMBER OF: Council of Applied Master's Programs in Psychology


Total Course Requirements...................................... 49 hours

Foundations of Behavior

PSY 620 Graduate Seminar in Professional and Ethical Issues
PSY 621 Biological Bases of Behavior
PSY 622 Cognitive Bases of Behavior
PSY 623 Social Bases of Behavior
PSY 624 Developmental Bases of Behavior

Clinical Foundations
PSY 645 Clinical Measurement and Evaluation I
PSY 664 Psychopathology
PSY 665 Clinical Measurement and Evaluation II
PSY 667 Practicum in Psychology (6 hrs)
PSY 670 Psychotherapeutic Procedures
    Two of the following courses:
PSY 671 Behavior Therapy
PSY 672 Family Therapy
PSY 682 Child Clinical Psychology
PSY 686 Group Psychotherapy Techniques

Research Foundations
PSY 651 Correlational Research and Design Statistics
PSY 652 Univariate Research Design and Statistics
PSY 698 & PSY 699 Thesis

Other Degree Requirements
• Comprehensive examination over the course work.
• Oral defense and examination of the thesis.
• For the Master of Arts only, competency in an approved foreign language.


The listed requirements provide an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the MSU Bulletin applicable at the time of the student's enrollment.