Clinical Psychology PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

PhD Degree Requirements

Total Units Required: 30

Course Title
CLIN_PSY 402-0Psychological Assessment I
CLIN_PSY 403-0Psychological Assessment II
CLIN_PSY 404-0Psychological Assessment III
CLIN_PSY 411-0History and Systems of Psychology
CLIN_PSY 412-1Cognitive Psychology
CLIN_PSY 413-0Advanced Social Psychology
CLIN_PSY 414-0Diversity in Psychological Science and Practice
CLIN_PSY 415-1Scientific and Professional Ethics in Psychology
CLIN_PSY 416-0Psychopathology
CLIN_PSY 408-0Psychopathology Laboratory
CLIN_PSY 426-0Research Methods I
CLIN_PSY 427-0Research Methods II
CLIN_PSY 428-0Research Methods III
CLIN_PSY 429-0Advanced Research Methodology
CLIN_PSY 441-0Introduction to Psychotherapy
CLIN_PSY 444-0Cognitive-Behavior Therapies
CLIN_PSY 417-0Behavioral Neuroscience
CLIN_PSY 487-0Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Electives (14 units), including:
Special Topics in Clinical Psychology
Independent Study

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Examinations: defense of a research paper and a clinical qualifying project serving as examination for admission to candidacy
  • Research/Projects: independent, empirical research study completed in fulfillment of the research qualifying paper
  • PhD Dissertation: original research following third year of coursework
  • Final Evaluations: oral defense of dissertation