Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Psychology


Chair
John McNulty

Professors
Michael Basso
Joanne Davis  
Allan Harkness
Elana Newman
Jamie Rhudy  
Robert Tett

Associate Professors
Bradley Brummel
Lisa Cromer  
John McNulty
Anupama Narayan
Jennifer Ragsdale

Applied Associate Professor
Joanna Shadlow

Assistant Professor
David Fisher

Applied Assistant Professor
Jennifer Steward

Graduate Program Advisors
Michael Basso, Clinical Psychology
Robert Tett, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of psychology, visit the Department of Psychology webpage

The Department of Psychology offers courses leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial-organizational psychology and in clinical psychology.

Learning Objectives

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Students who complete the M.A. program will have:

  • The ability to apply theory and methods to help organizations solve people-related problems;
  • Knowledge of the aims, practices, and strategies of organizations, workgroups, and individual workers to achieve fit;
  • Knowledge of methods suited to testing the qualities of specific HR-related practices and interventions serving organizational aims;
  • The ability to communicate with technical proficiency in terms understandable by lay professionals; and 
  • Standards of academic, research, and business professionalism.

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. The master’s program shares four training objectives of the doctoral program: 

  • Provide a generalist model of training in the discipline of psychology; 
  • Develop fundamental clinical skills based on scientific research; 
  • Promote high academic, ethical, and professional standards in all aspects of professional development and practice; and 
  • Prepare students to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations. 

Master’s level psychologists who graduate from our program are not prepared for independent practice or licensure. As such, the program’s fifth objective is to prepare students for doctoral study in clinical psychology or further training in related fields (e.g., counseling, social work).

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Students who complete the Ph.D. program will have:

  • The ability to apply theory and methods to help organizations solve people-related problems; 
  • Knowledge of the aims, practices, and strategies of organizations, workgroups, and individual workers to achieve fit;
  • Knowledge of methods suited to testing the qualities of specific HR-related practices and interventions service organizational aims;
  • The ability to communicate with technical proficiency in terms understandable by lay professionals; 
  • Standards of academic, research, and business professionalism; and
  • The ability to design and execute research studies independently, addressing questions relevant to organizational interventions involving people.

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. The goal of the program is to train professionally competent clinical psychologists with a broad background in the field of psychology who can apply psychological theory, assessment, research methodology, and clinical skill to complex clinical problems.  To elaborate this goal, our program has five broad training objectives:

  • Provide a generalist model of training in the discipline of psychology;
  • Develop fundamental clinical skills based on scientific research;
  • Develop fundamental skills for psychological research;
  • Promote high academic, ethical, and professional standards in all aspects of professional development and practice; and
  • Prepare students to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations.

Programs

    Master’sDoctoralJoint Degree

    Courses

      Psychology