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Graduation Requirements

Clinical Psychology Program

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

  1. Satisfactory completion of 115.5 credit hours including all required 1500 and 1600 level courses (93 credits), Interdisciplinary Healthcare courses (1.5 credits), clerkships (3 credits), and practica and practicum seminar (16 credits).
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars, and practica.
  3. Full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees.
  4. Favorable recommendation for master's degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Student Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  5. Recommendation for conferral of the master's degree by the University Faculty Senate.

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

  1. Satisfactory completion of 222.5 quarter credit hours, including the required courses and seminars (113 credits), elective courses (12 credits), Interdisciplinary Healthcare Core Courses (1.5 credits); clerkships (3 credits), practica and practicum seminars (32 credits), internship (50 credits), and Dissertation (9 credits).
  2. Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of B- or P in all required courses, seminars, and practica.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Examination and program-based competencies.
  4. Satisfactory completion of an approved one-year internship.
  5. Satisfactory completion of a Dissertation including a successful oral defense and the submission of a copy for binding.
  6. Favorable recommendation for doctoral degree conferral from the Clinical Psychology Program Student Academic Review Committee and the CHS Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
  7. Recommendation for conferral of the doctoral degree by the University Faculty Senate.
  8. Full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees.
  9. Completion of all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the Office of the Registrar.