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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Clinical Psychology, M.A.


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Clinical Psychology


The mission of graduate training in clinical psychology is to provide quality doctoral training in the scientist-practitioner model within a small private university setting.  Science and practice are regarded as inseparable elements.  Practice itself is regarded as the application of the theories, methods, and results of scientific psychology to clinical problems.  The science of psychology is construed broadly, and students are expected to develop familiarity with a wide range of psychological theories, methods, and results.  We encourage students to understand the limits of human perception, reason, and intuition, and to appreciate scientific methods as correctives to the flaws and biases of natural human judgment.

Master of Arts


The M.A. program in clinical psychology is a 45-credit-hour degree program that allows students to develop basic intervention, evaluation, and consultation skills. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume entry-level clinical positions in agency, health-care, and organizational settings. Licensing laws of states vary widely, and students should consult the licensing body in the state in which they intend to practice to determine opportunities and requirements for licensure at the master’s level.

General Requirements


The program includes formal course work in the core areas of psychology, research methods, personality and psychopathology, principles of psychological assessment and intervention, and professional issues in clinical psychology. Students are also required to complete six hours of practicum training. There is no thesis requirement. The program of study is fully described in The Handbook of Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology  at The University of Tulsa. Although much of the program is prescribed, students are allowed some flexibility in choice of electives and practicum placements. In addition to providing a solid foundation for a career in clinical psychology, the program requirements satisfy prerequisites for many doctoral programs in clinical psychology.

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