Aug 09, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Psychology


Chair
John McNulty

Professors
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
Joanne Davis, 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. Students who complete the master’s program will: 

  • achieve familiarity with foundational knowledge of psychology to include four of the following domains:  biological bases of behavior, development across the lifespan, theories and principles of social psychology, cognitive psychology, emotions, or history of psychology as a science;
  • acquire familiarity with empirically supported treatment modalities and assessment tools;
  • achieve knowledge of academic, ethical, and professional standards for psychologists as published by regulatory agencies;
  • acquire knowledge of individual and cultural diversity, and be prepared to adapt supervised clinical activities .
  • acquire skills that prepare them for doctoral study in clinical psychology or further training in related fields (e.g., counseling, social work).

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.  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 techniques, and research methodology, to address clinical problems.  To elaborate this goal, our program has five broad aims or training objectives.  Namely, students will:

  • demonstrate advanced discipline specific knowledge concerning biological bases of behavior, psychological, social, and biological development across the lifespan, theories and principles of social psychology, cognitive psychology, emotions, and history of psychology as a science;
  • acquire clinical skills pertaining to treatment and assessment based on scientific research;
  • obtain skills concerning research methods and data analysis to perform psychological research;
  • achieve knowledge of academic, ethical, and professional standards for psychologists, and demonstrate these standards in professional development and practice;
  • acquire knowledge of individual and cultural diversity, and be prepared to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations.

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