College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus


Clinical Psychology Program

The following curriculum applies to all students who matriculated in Fall 2013 or thereafter. For students who matriculated prior to Fall 2011, refer to the 2012-2013 Midwestern University Catalog for the relevant curriculum listing.

Total quarter hour credits for Psy.D.: 217-237

Note: The Clinical Psychology Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

First Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required First Year:46
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599Interprofessional Education I1
PSYCD 1501Professional Issues and Ethics3
PSYCD 1504Research Methods and Design3
PSYCD 1505Professional Development Seminar I1
PSYCD 1515Tests and Measurements I3
PSYCD 1530Introduction to Psychotherapy4
PSYCD 1550Biological Bases of Behavior3
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1502Life Span Development I3
PSYCD 1506Professional Development Seminar II1
PSYCD 1516Tests and Measurements II2
PSYCD 1524Intelligence Testing I3
PSYCD 1525Intelligence Testing II3
PSYCG 1582Clerkship I1
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1503Life Span Development II3
PSYC 1510Statistics I3
PSYCD 1526Personality Assessment I: Objective Techniques3
PSYCD 1527Personality Assessment II: Projective Techniques2
PSYCD 1565History and Systems3
PSYCG 1583Clerkship II1

Second Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Second Year:55-59
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1600Practicum (Optional)3
PSYCD 1601Practicum Seminar (Optional)1
PSYCD 1654Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior3
PSYCD 1660Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior I3
PSYCD 1669Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders3
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1611Advanced Statistics and Research Methods3
PSYCD 1620Advanced Assessment3
PSYCD 1640Introduction to Neuropsychology3
PSYCD 1670Psychopathology II: Depressive, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders3
PSYCD 1682Diagnostic Practicum I3
PSYC 1683Diagnostic Practicum Seminar I2
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1632Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1636Behavior Therapy4
PSYCD 1671Child Psychopathology3
PSYCD 1684Diagnostic Practicum II3
PSYCD 1685Diagnostic Practicum Seminar II2
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1631Cognitive Behavioral Theories and Approaches to Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1650Psychopharmacology3
PSYCD 1680Research Seminar: Integration of Science and Practice2
PSYCD 1681Dissertation Development1
PSYCD 1686Diagnostic Practicum III3
PSYC 1687Diagnostic Practicum Seminar III2

Third Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Third Year:44-52
Summer Quarter
PSYC 1705Systems Theory3
PSYCD 1722Professional Development and Lifelong Learning1
PSYCD 1720Practicum (Optional)3
PSYCD 1721Practicum Seminar (Optional)1
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1710Diversity in Clinical Psychology3
PSYCD 1730Advanced Psychotherapy Practice3
PSYCD 1771Advanced Psychopathology3
PSYCD 1781Dissertation Seminar1
PSYCD 1782Therapy Practicum I3
PSYCD 1783Therapy Practicum Seminar I1
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1731Supervision and Consultation3
PSYCD 1746Advanced Social-Cultural Bases of Behavior3
PSYCD 1776Health Psychology3
PSYCD 1784Therapy Practicum II3
PSYCD 1785Therapy Practicum Seminar II1
Spring Quarter
PSYC 1708Advanced Ethics3
PSYCD 1760Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior II3
PSYCD 1770Human Sexuality3
PSYCD 1786Therapy Practicum III3
PSYCD 1787Therapy Practicum Seminar III1

Fourth Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Fourth Year:20-28
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1800Practicum (Optional)3
PSYCD 1801Practicum Seminar (Optional)1
PSYCD 1811Dissertation I2
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1812Dissertation II2
PSYCD 1882Advanced Practicum I3
PSYCD 1883Advanced Practicum Seminar I1
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1813Dissertation III2
PSYCD 1884Advanced Practicum II3
PSYCD 1885Advanced Practicum Seminar II1
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1814Dissertation IV2
PSYCD 1886Advanced Practicum III3
PSYCD 1887Advanced Practicum Seminar III1

Fifth Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Fifth Year:52
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1900Internship12.5
PSYCD 1921Dissertation Continuation I0.5
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1901Internship12.5
PSYCD 1922Dissertation Continuation II0.5
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1902Internship12.5
PSYCD 1923Dissertation Continuation III0.5
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1903Internship12.5
PSYCD 1924Dissertation Continuation IV0.5


PSYCD 1332Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1338Theories of Vocational Counseling3
PSYCD 1437Career Guidance and Counseling3
PSYCD 1447Advanced Group Therapy and Counseling3
PSYCD 1478Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology I1-3
PSYCD 1479Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology II1-3
PSYCD 1488Independent Study I1-3
PSYCD 1489Independent Study II1-3
PSYCD 1639Counseling Modalities & Chemical Dependency3
PSYCD 1645Theories and Approaches to Marriage Counseling and Therapy3
PSYCD 1647Group Dynamics: Applied Therapy and Counseling Techniques3
PSYCD 1740Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse3
PSYCD 1775Psychology of Rehabilitation3
PSYCD 1790Forensic Psychology3
PSYCD 1792Family Therapy and Counseling3
PSYCD 1794Special Topics1-3