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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Psychology (PhD)

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Program Requirements

Complete a minimum of 91 credits from 27 courses including seven core courses, four required practicum courses, four elective practicum courses, two required APA-accredited internship courses, two thesis and dissertation research courses, one teaching seminar, and four elective distribution courses.

Doctoral candidacy: Passage of a written qualifying exam.
Master’s thesis: Complete an empirical master’s thesis. May be waived if successfully completed at another university.
Dissertation: Compose and defend an empirical dissertation.
Teaching experience: Students must teach in their fourth year of study.
Practica: Students must complete two year-long, part-time practica in their send and their year of study.
Internship: Students must complete a one-year, full-time APA accredited internship.

Statute of limitations: Eight years.

Course Requirements

Required Practicum Courses (24 Credits)

Required APA-Accredited Internship (18 Credits)

Master’s Thesis and Dissertation Research Courses (15 Credits)

Teaching Seminar (3 Credits)

Elective Distribution Courses (12 Credits)

Complete four courses.

One course from must be taken from each of the four groups below.

Students may also enroll in additional non-required courses offered through other UMass Boston departments (e.g. language, psychotherapy, statistics, etc.) that may enhance their professional development.

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