Psychology with Clinical Concentration, Master of Science (MS)

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The clinical concentration is designed for students who are interested in becoming master’s-level mental health providers in private practice, mental health centers, hospitals or social service agencies, or who are pursuing pre-doctoral studies to support application to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology.

Note: students must successfully complete PSYC 503, PSYC 522, PSYC 534, PSYC 537, PSYC 538, PSYC 539 during the first three quarters of enrollment in order to continue in the program without a significant delay or required remediation plan during the second year of study.

Required Core
PSYC 503PROSEMINAR: SCIENTIFIC METHODS4
PSYC 522ADVANCED STATISTICS5
PSYC 534HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 537ADVANCED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY4
PSYC 538RESEARCH TOPICS1
PSYC 539SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS (1-5)2
PSYC 600THESIS (1-15)6
or PSYC 601 RESEARCH REPORT
PSYC 694PRACTICUM (1-8 must be repeated)16
Required Clinical Concentration Courses
PSYC 504PROSEMINAR: LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY4
PSYC 508PROFESSIONAL ISSUES2
PSYC 551FOUNDATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY5
PSYC 554COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT4
PSYC 555CLINICAL PRACTICE IN COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT3
PSYC 556PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT5
PSYC 557CLINIAL PRACTICE IN PERSONALITY AND BHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT4
PSYC 694PRACTICUM1-8
Required Electives–chosen with an advisor in accord with the following elective course guidelines.12
1. 400 level or graduate courses within psychology and related fields
2. specific emphases such as alcohol and drug studies, interdisciplinary aging, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents, school psych issues, behavioral health, psychology of women, computerized research and analysis, positive psychology, business, children's studies, technical writing, etc.
3. specific courses of interest to the student in related relevant departments (e.g. PSYC, SOWK)
4. EWU weekend college courses
Total Credits85

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • comprehend the discourse of psychology and communicate using the conventions of the discipline;
  • be familiar with the historical context in which important theories in psychology were developed;
  • develop expertise in the broad science of psychology, including advanced knowledge in research methods, statistics, biological psychology, multicultural issues, history and systems of psychology, and human learning;
  • pose research questions and devise research strategies to answer them, including the use of quantitative or qualitative methods;
  • gather information from many sources and present persuasive arguments, learn the primary ethical principles of psychologists and recognize basic ethical issues and violations and be guided accordingly.