Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

Clinical Psychology, PsyD and Psychology - Clinical Psychology Concentration, MA


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Program Code: PSYD_715A, MA_145C

CIP Code: 42.0101, 42.0101

 

Program of Study for the Doctor of Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; completion of approved courses (or demonstrated competence in the subject matter) in General Psychology, Research Methods (including statistics) and Abnormal Psychology; statement not exceeding two pages describing the applicant’s academic and professional goals, as well as identifying a potential mentor. In addition, priority will be given to students committed to providing clinical services to rural or underserved populations upon graduation.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Top applicants will be invited for a formal interview. If invited, attendance at the interview is strongly encouraged for priority consideration. Successful admission will be contingent upon completion of a criminal background check that will be reviewed by the Clinical Admissions Committee and the Graduate School. Applicants who are recommended for admission will be contacted with instructions.

Admitted PsyD applicants will earn an MA degree (see Psychology - Clinical Psychology Concentration, MA ) en route to the PsyD degree. The 60-hour MA is not, however, offered as a stand-alone degree.

Location: Boone Campus; Full-Time

Course Requirements for the Doctor of Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology


MA in Psychology Requirements (60 Hours)


PsyD in Psychology Requirements (113 Hours)


In addition to the M.A. requirements (60 credit hours), students must complete the following 53 hours:

Dissertation (9 Hours)


Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of PSY 7999 , Dissertation.

Students cannot enroll for PSY 7999  credits until they advance to doctoral candidacy.

Clinical Internship (3 Hours)


Students must complete a one-year full-time clinical internship in a training program approved by the candidate’s doctoral committee and the Director of Clinical Training and enroll for a minimum of 1 credit hour of PSY 7900  each semester (for a minimum total of 3 credit hours).

Other Requirements for the Doctor of Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology


  • Thesis: Required for MA
  • Proficiency: Statistics proficiency met by completion of PSY 5020 ; Clinical proficiency met by satisfactory completion of Practicum I, Practicum II, Practicum III, Advanced Practicum, and Clinical Internship, including formal documentation of profession-wide competencies.
  • Candidacy: Required
  • Qualifying Exam: Required for PsyD
  • Dissertation: Required for PsyD
  • Product of Learning: Not required

As required by UNC Board of Governors’ policy, doctoral students must remain enrolled in at least one hour each Fall and Spring semester until graduation once 6 dissertation semester hours are completed.

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