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Graduation Requirements

Clinical Psychology Program

The M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology is awarded if the following conditions are fulfilled by students in the Psy.D. Program:

  1. Satisfactory completion of 101 credit hours including all required courses (82 credits), Interprofessional Education course (1 credit), clerkships (2 credits), and practica and practicum seminars (15 credits).
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars and practica.
  3. Favorable recommendation for conferral of master's degree from the Clinical Psychology Program Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduate Committee.
  4. Favorable recommendation for conferral of the master's degree from the University Faculty Senate.
  5. Settlement of all financial accounts with the University.

To receive the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, the student must complete all requirements within seven calendar years of matriculation. To be eligible for graduation the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 217 credits consisting of all the required courses;
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars and practica;
  3. Satisfactory completion of the written Qualifying Examination and program-based competencies;
  4. Satisfactory completion of an approved internship;
  5. Satisfactory completion of a Dissertation, including a successful oral defense and the submission of a copy for binding;
  6. Completion of all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the Office of the Registrar;
  7. Favorable recommendation for doctoral degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee;
  8. Settlement of all financial accounts with the University.