Required Courses

Course requirements are completed by achieving a grade of B+ or better. Statistics and proseminar courses should be completed by the end of the second year. All other required courses should be completed by the end of the fourth year.

 

Social, Developmental, and Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

  • PSY 2010, Contemporary Topics in Psychological Research (Department Proseminar)
  • PSY 1950, Intermediate Statistical Analysis in Psychology
  • PSY 1952, Multivariate Analysis in Psychology
  • 2 out of the following 3 survey courses: PSY 2020, Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Proseminar; PSY 2500, Proseminar in Social Psychology; or PSY 2170, Developmental Proseminar
  • Two elective courses
  • PSY 3555, Instructional Styles in Psychology, required during the first year of teaching

*To petition the CHD for a course not on this list to count toward the elective requirement, email the Graduate Office the course name, course syllabus, and a short justification as to the course’s relevance to psychology and why it should be counted as an elective. The course must be a contentful graduate-level course in order to be considered. Courses taken prior to joining the PhD program cannot be used to meet elective requirements.

Clinical Science

  • PSY 2010, Contemporary Topics in Psychological Research
  • PSY 3200, Research Seminar in Clinical Science (years 1-3)
  • PSY 1950, Intermediate Statistical Analysis in Psychology
  • PSY 1952, Multivariate Analysis in Psychology
  • PSY 2070, Psychometric Theory and Methods
  • PSY 2040, Contemporary Topics in Psychopathology
  • PSY 2050, History of Psychology
  • PSY 2430, Cultural and Individual Diversity
  • PSY 3250, Psychological Testing
  • PSY 2460, Diagnostic Interviewing
  • PSY 2420, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Psychological Disorders
  • PSY 2445, Psychological Treatment Research
  • PSY 3050, Clinical Practicum (six semesters total)
  • PSY 3900, Professional Ethics
  • PSY 3555, Instructional Styles in Psychology, required during the first year of teaching
    At least one course in each of the following areas:
    BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR 
    - PSY 1202 Modern Neuroanatomy
    - PSY 1352 Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience Research
    - PSY 1355 The Adolescent Brain
    - PSY 1303 The Human Brain, Then and Now
    - NEURO 2000 Neurobiology
    - PSY 1702 The Emotional Mind
    COGNITIVE-AFFECTIVE BASES OF BEHAVIOR 
    - PSY 2400 Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders
    SOCIAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR 
    - PSY 2500 Proseminar in Social Psychology
    PSY 3515 Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology

In accordance with American Psychological Association guidelines for the accreditation of clinical psychology programs, clinical students also receive consultation and supervision within the context of clinical practica in psychological assessment and treatment beginning in their second semester of their first year and running through their third year (PSY 3050). Students also attend the twice-monthly Clinical Science “brown bag” speaker series (PSY 3200).