Dec 10, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Psychology

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Rose Mary Webb, Chair

Lisa Curtin, Program Director and Director of Clinical Training for Clinical Psychology (PsyD with MA in Psychology, Clinical Concentration)

Timothy Huelsman, Program Director for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (MA)

Twila Wingrove, Program Director for Psychology, Experimental Concentration (MA)

Jamie Yarbrough, Program Director for School Psychology (Dual SSP/MA)

Clinical Psychology, PsyD with en route MA in Psychology, Clinical Psychology Concentration:

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology is an applied doctoral degree in health service psychology. The program is designed to prepare professional psychologists who are well-rounded practitioners trained in and committed to evidence-based professional practice with diverse populations. In addition, graduates will demonstrate competency in scientific inquiry and evaluation. The program will provide a curriculum in Clinical Psychology that is designed to meet requirements for American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation. The PsyD program consists of four years of full-time, on-site training, plus a one-year pre-doctoral internship (minimum of 113 hours). The program does not offer part-time or distance education options.

The MA in Psychology, Clinical concentration is only offered en route to the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Clinical Psychology. Applicants apply to the PsyD and MA in Psychology, Clinical Concentration simultaneously but are reviewed under the guidelines of the doctoral program.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, MA:

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management Program is an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree, offered by the Departments of Psychology and Management, to prepare professionals for work in business, industry, and government. As part of the only cross-disciplinary master’s degree program in the nation, students have the unique opportunity to leverage the application of I-O Psychology to business.

Designed to equip students with specialized training in human resource management, program emphasis is placed on developing knowledge of theories, methods, and research findings derived from the behavioral sciences. The program also emphasizes the acquisition of skills in the application of this knowledge to such organizational activities as selection, placement, and motivation of employees; training and development; performance appraisal; and development and change of organizations.

Graduate Programs and the Department of Management in the Walker College of Business and the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a Dual Degree  in Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (MA in IOHRM). The Department of Psychology participates jointly with the Department of Management to offer an interdisciplinary MA in IOHRM. Students interested in pursuing this dual degree must meet any admission, thesis, proficiency, candidacy, comprehensive, and product of learning requirements for both the MBA and MA in IOHRM programs.

Psychology, Experimental Psychology Concentration, MA:

The primary purpose of the Master of Arts in Psychology, Experimental concentration is to provide a sound program of intensive course work and independent research beyond the bachelor’s degree, based on a mentoring model with student - faculty academic and research relationships as a central component. Upon completion of this program, the student is prepared to pursue various scientific and applied activities. Most students choose to pursue doctoral work at other institutions.

School Psychology:

The School Psychology program has been approved by the National Association of School Psychologists since 1991. Our program provides learning experiences grounded in the scientist-practitioner model that enable our students to become well-rounded, effective school psychologists. Our graduates are prepared to work with diverse populations in a variety of education-related settings and to practice competently, ethically, and from a scientific perspective in the major domains of school psychology practice, including consultation, assessment, prevention, intervention, training, diversity, home-school collaboration, and applied research. The program consists of 72 semester hours and requires three years of full-time study, including a year-long, full-time internship and completion of the PRAXIS-II exam in School Psychology. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates earn Master of Arts and Specialist in School Psychology degrees and are eligible for licensure by the NC Department of Public Instruction as Level II School Psychologists and for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential; they also may apply for NC licensure as Licensed Psychological Associates.

For more information about the programs offered, please refer to:


    Dual Degree ProgramsMaster of Arts



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