College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus


Clinical Psychology Program

The following curriculum applies to all students who matriculated in Fall 2018 or thereafter. For students who matriculated prior to Fall 2018, refer to the appropriate Midwestern University Catalog for the relevant curriculum listing.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program:  227.5-257 Students electing the Child and Adolescent Emphasis may require an additional 15 credits. Students entering the program with Advanced Standing may complete the program in four years with a minimum of 214 credits.

The total number of quarter credits is dependent upon which, if any, elective courses are taken by the student.

With the Program Director's approval, students needing additional time during or beyond the internship year to complete the Dissertation must register for PSYCD 1921-1924 Dissertation Continuation I-IV or PSYCD 1990-1999 Dissertation Post-Internship I - X as needed, a 0.5 credit hour course, to complete the dissertation requirement.

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

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours First Year:47
Fall Quarter
CORED 1599HInterprofessional Education I1
PSYCD 1501Professional Issues and Ethics3
PSYCD 1504Research Methods and Design3
PSYCD 1505Professional Development Seminar I1
PSYCD 1515Tests and Measurements I3
PSYCD 1520Clinical Appraisal and Interviewing3
PSYCD 1531Introduction to Psychotherapy2
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1502Life Span Development I3
PSYCD 1506Professional Development Seminar II1
PSYCD 1510Statistics I3
PSYCD 1516Tests and Measurements II2
PSYCD 1524Intelligence Testing I3
PSYCD 1525Intelligence Testing II3
PSYCD 1582Clerkship I1
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1503Life Span Development II3
PSYCD 1508Research Methods II3
PSYCD 1526Personality Assessment I: Objective Techniques3
PSYCD 1527Personality Assessment II: Projective Techniques2
PSYCD 1550Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSYCD 1583Clerkship II1

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Second Year:60-66
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1600Diagnostic Practicum (Optional)5
PSYCD 1601Diagnostic Practicum Seminar (Optional)1
PSYCD 1611Statistics II3
PSYCD 1660Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior 3
PSYCD 1669Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders3
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1620Advanced Assessment3
PSYCD 1640Introduction to Neuropsychology3
PSYCD 1654Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior3
PSYCD 1670Psychopathology II: Depressive, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders3
PSYCD 1682Diagnostic Practicum I5
PSYCD 1683Diagnostic Practicum Seminar I2
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1610Diversity in Clinical Psychology3
PSYCD 1636Behavior Therapy3
PSYCD 1671Child Psychopathology3
PSYCD 1684Diagnostic Practicum II5
PSYCD 1685Diagnostic Practicum Seminar II2
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1631Cognitive Behavioral Theories and Approaches to Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1632Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1680Research Seminar: Integration of Science and Practice2
PSYCD 1681Dissertation Development1
PSYCD 1686Diagnostic Practicum III5
PSYCD 1687Diagnostic Practicum Seminar III2

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Third Year:45-59
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1705Systems Theory3
PSYCD 1720Therapy Practicum (Optional)3
PSYCD 1721Therapy Practicum Seminar (Optional)2
PSYCD 1731Supervision and Consultation3
PSYCD 1740History and Systems3
 Electives (Optional)0-3
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1770Human Sexuality3
PSYCD 1772Advanced Psychopathology and Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1782Therapy Practicum I3
PSYCD 1783Therapy Practicum Seminar I2
 Electives (Optional)0-3
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1708Advanced Ethics3
PSYCD 1766Advanced Integration of Scientific Knowledge 3
PSYCD 1776Health Psychology3
PSYCD 1784Therapy Practicum II3
PSYCD 1785Therapy Practicum Seminar II2
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1750Psychopharmacology3
PSYCD 1777Integrated Healthcare3
PSYCD 1786Therapy Practicum III3
PSYCD 1787Therapy Practicum Seminar III2
 Electives (Optional)0-3

Fourth Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Fourth Year:25.5-33
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1800Advanced Therapy Practicum (Optional)3
PSYCD 1801Advanced Therapy Practicum Seminar (Optional)1.5
PSYCD 1811Dissertation I2
PSYCD 1822Professional Development and Lifelong Learning I1
 Electives (Optional)0-3
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1812Dissertation II2
PSYCD 1823Professional Development and Lifelong Learning II1
PSYCD 1882Advanced Practicum I3
PSYCD 1883Advanced Practicum Seminar I1.5
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1813Dissertation III2
PSYCD 1824Professional Development and Lifelong Learning III1
PSYCD 1884Advanced Practicum II3
PSYCD 1885Advanced Practicum Seminar II1.5
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1814Dissertation IV2
PSYCD 1825Professional Development and Lifelong Learning IV1
PSYCD 1886Advanced Practicum III3
PSYCD 1887Advanced Practicum Seminar III1.5

Fifth Professional Year:

Total Credits Hours Fifth Year: PSYCD 1905 Internship 50-52 50
Summer Quarter
PSYCD 1921Dissertation Continuation I (Optional)0.5
Fall Quarter
PSYCD 1922Dissertation Continuation II (Optional)0.5
Winter Quarter
PSYCD 1923Dissertation Continuation III (Optional)0.5
Spring Quarter
PSYCD 1924Dissertation Continuation IV (Optional)0.5


PSYCD 1332Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy3
PSYCD 1338Theories of Vocational Counseling3
PSYCD 1339Counseling Modalities & Chemical Dependency3
PSYCD 1345Theories and Approaches to Marriage Counseling and Therapy3
PSYCD 1346Group Dynamics: Applied Therapy and Counseling Techniques3
PSYCD 1437Career Guidance and Counseling3
PSYCD 1440Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse3
PSYCD 1447Advanced Group Therapy and Counseling3
PSYCD 1465Psychology of Rehabilitation3
PSYCD 1473Child & Adolescent Assessment I3
PSYCD 1474Child & Adolescent Assessment II3
PSYCD 1475Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy I3
PSYCD 1476Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy II3
PSYCD 1478Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology I1-3
PSYCD 1479Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology II1-3
PSYCD 1480Forensic Psychology3
PSYCD 1482Family Therapy and Counseling3
PSYCD 1488Independent Study I1-3
PSYCD 1489Independent Study II1-3
PSYCD 1494Special Topics1-3
PSCID 1379LGBTQI Considerations in the Provision of Healthcare1
CORED 1699HInterprofessional Education II1