The Clinical Training Program

Model Ph.D. Program Schedule

Timeline

The Department recognizes that timelines may vary as a function of the nature of the individual's research. Note: After the first year many courses are taught in alternating years; therefore, the model program will have to be adapted for when courses are offered.

Students entering the program with graduate course work in psychology from another university often can transfer credits to fulfill program requirements. Students with a completed Master's Degree from another university often can complete their program one year sooner than those times indicated below. Guidelines for developing and completing the second year project (equivalent to a master's thesis) and dissertation are as follows:

  1. Begin to develop the second year research proposal during the first year, formally propose the project at the beginning of the second semester of year two.
  2. Defend the project by the end of the second year of study.
  3. Formally propose the Ph.D. dissertation during the third year, and no later than November 1 of the fourth year of study.
  4. Defend the Ph.D. dissertation during the fourth (or fifth) year of study.
First Academic Year
First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 0   374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 0
301 Faculty Seminar 0 341 Advanced Statistics II 3
340 Advanced Statistics I 3 351 Adult Behavior Therapy 3
355 Adult Psychopathology 3 371 Child Assessment 3
370 Adult Assessment 3      
491(GRAD) Dissertation Research (only if on GTA) (see note 1) 3      
  Total 12   Total 9
Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team
  • Engage in research with major advisor
  • Develop second-year project
Summer Semester (see note 2) Credits  
491(GRAD) Dissertation Research (see note 1) 3-6  
Summer Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team
  • Engage in research with major advisor
  • Work on second-year project
Second Academic Year
First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1   302 Faculty Seminar (Professional Development) 0
354 Child Psychopathology 3 374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1
303 Professional Seminar (Biobehavioral) 3 352 Child Behavior Therapy 3
349 Research Methodology 3 380 Professional Seminar (Social) 3
      XXX Elective (see note 3) 3
  Total 10   Total 10
Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team
  • Engage in research with major advisor
  • Complete and defend second-year project
Summer Semester (see note 2) Credits  
491(GRAD) Dissertation Research (see note 1) 3-9
Summer Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team
  • Engage in research with major advisor
Third Academic Year
First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1   374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1
357 Cross Cultural 3 491 Dissertation Research (see note 1) 3
380 History of Psychology 3 364 Profession Affairs and Ethics 3
380 Professional Seminar (Developmental) 3 380 Professional Seminar (Developmental) 3
  Total 10   Total 10
Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team
  • Engage in research with major advisor
  • Develop dissertation
Summer Semester (see note 2) Credits  
491(GRAD) (see note 1) Dissertation Research 3-9
Summer Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team
  • Engage in research with major advisor
  • Develop dissertation
Fourth Academic Year
First Semester Credits   Second Semester Credits
374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1   374 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1
XXX Elective (see note 3) 3 XXX Elective (see note 3) 3
491(GRAD) Dissertation Research (see note 1) 2-3 491(GRAD) Dissertation Research (see note 1) 2-5
  Total 6-10   Total 6-10
Expectations
  • Participate on a Vertical Team (if in Behavior Therapy & Psychotherapy Center)
  • Engage in research with major advisor
  • Propose dissertation by November 1st (if applying for internship in November of fourth year)
  • Complete and defend dissertation (if going on internship in Year 5)
Summer Semester (see note 2) Credits  
491(GRAD) Dissertation Research (see note 1) 3-6  
Fifth Academic Year

If on campus, complete any remaining dissertation credits.

If on campus and involved in any clinical practicum activity, enroll in PSYC 374 Advanced Clinical Practicum (1 hour per semester).

If on campus, complete and defend dissertation.

If on internship, sign up for PSYC 375 APA-accredited internship (0 hours credit) one of two semesters.

Notes

  1. A total of 20 hours required. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of these credits depending on type of financial support. When the 20 hours of GRAD 491 should be taken will vary depending on type of financial support, course requirements and other factors. Taking as many of these hours as soon as possible is important!
  2. Credits taken during summer count towards those allowed in the following academic year. Over 12 months, a total of 24 credits can be taken on a GTA and 26 credits can be taken at an in-state rate on a GRA/clinical placement.
  3. Electives need to add up to 9 hours. Electives can consist of 1, 2, or 3 hour courses.