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PsyD Five-Year Curriculum

Student progress through the program is intended to be sequential. First-year students are offered certain courses that are designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for courses that will follow in subsequent years. In addition, certain advanced courses require the student to have the background of more basic courses in order to benefit fully from the course experience. Students must satisfy all stated prerequisites for a course before a registration for that course can be considered official.

Students planning their coursework should be aware that electives are not primarily offered in summer semesters I and II. Some foundation courses and electives are offered in more than one semester per academic year. Please contact the program chair for proposed course offerings.

  • Year One
    • Fall Semester
      • PP7051 - Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
      • PP7311 - Diagnostic Psychopathology (3)
      • PP7370 - Cognitive Assessment (3)
      • PP8470 - Adult Development and Aging (3)
      • PP7110 - Professionalization Group I (1)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP7040 - Cognition and Affective Processes (3)
      • PP7111 - Professionalization Group II (1)
      • PP7310 - Theories of Psychopathology (3)
      • PP7368 - Initial Interviewing Skills (1.5)
      • PP7369 - Basic Intervention Skills and Models (1.5)
      • PP7372 - Projective Personality Assessment (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • PP7371 - Objective Personality Assessment (3)
      • PP7020 - Child and Adolescent Development (3)
  • Year Two
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8185 - Social Psychology and Difference (3)
      • PP7200 - Statistics and Research I (3)
      • PP7373 - Integrative Assessment (1.5)
      • PP8201 - Practicum I (3)
      • Required Clinical Interventions and Psychotherapy course* (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP7201 - Statistics and Research II (3)
      • PP7340 - Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations (3)
      • PP8202 - Practicum II (3)
      • Required Clinical Interventions and Psychotherapy course* (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • Required Clinical Interventions and Psychotherapy course* (3)
      • Elective course (1.5)
  • Year Three
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8203 - Practicum III (3)
      • PP7100 - Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct, and Law (3)
      • PP7360 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)
      • PP7000 - History and Systems (3)
      • Required Clinical Interventions and Psychotherapy course* (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP8204 - Practicum IV (3)
      • Elective (1.5)
      • PP7350 - Consultation and Supervision (3)
      • Required Clinical Interventions and Psychotherapy course* (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • PP7350 - Consultation and Supervision (3)
      • Elective (1.5)
      • Elective (1.5)
      • Required Clinical Interventions and Psychotherapy course* (3)
  • Year Four
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8501 - Clinical Research Project I (1)
      • Elective (1.5)
      • Elective (1.5)
      • Possible Advanced/Supplemental Practicum
      • Apply for Internship
    • Spring Semester
      • PP8502 - Clinical Research Project II (1)
      • Elective (1.5)
      • Possible Advanced/Supplemental Practicum
    • Summer Semester
      • PP8503 - Clinical Research Project III (1)
      • Elective (1.5)
  • Year Five
    • Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
      • PP8900 - Internship (0)
      • PP8901 - Half- Time Internship (0)
    • Notes:

      * See clinical interventions and psychotherapy courses under "Program Requirements" earlier in this section.

      Internship fee applies.