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

Second Year

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

Third Year

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

Fourth Year:

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

Fifth Year:

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


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