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M.S. in Applied Clinical Psychology

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology degree requires:

Successful completion of an approved program of study providing a minimum of 60 hours of graduate credit. A student’s official program of study must be approved by the Director of the Graduate Program, Psychology Department Chair, and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Practicum/course requirements to include at least 700 clock-hours of applied/clinical experiences.

Successful completion of a Master's Thesis required. Please visit Scholar Commons for list of USC Aiken Psychology Theses.

Curricula - Program in Applied Clinical Psychology 

Courses

Credit Hours

Core Courses

18

PSYC 610: Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 620: Psychopathology

3

PSYC 625: Statistics and Research Methods

3

PSYC 640: Social Psychology and Human Diversity

3

PSYC 650: Learning, Cognition & Behavior

3

PSYC 760: Neuroscience

3

Applied Clinical Courses

30

PSYC 600: Ethical and Professional Issues

3

PSYC 630: Career and Lifestyle Development

3

PSYC 660: Multicultural Issues in Psychotherapy & Counseling

3

PSYC 680: Cognitive Assessment

Prereq: PSYC 620

3

PSYC 701: Theories and Techniques

3

PSYC 702: Psychotherapy in a Multicultural & Diverse Society

3

PSYC 725: Group Therapy and Counseling

3

PSYC 780: Personality and Pathology Assessment

Prereq: PSYC 680

 

3

PSYC 790: Practicum

Prereq: PSYC 701 & 702

Corequisite: PSYC 780

 

 

3

Thesis

Two semester minimum

6

PSYC 798: Thesis Preparation

2

PSYC 799: Thesis

Prereq: PSYC 625 & consent

 

1-4

Professional Electives

Two course minimum

6

PSYC A699: Independent Research

1-3

PSYC A700: Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology

(Must be different topic from topics course list above)

3

PSYC A791: Advanced Psychotherapy Practicum

1-3

PSYC A792: Clinical/Counseling Internship

1-6

Total Hours Required

60

Detailed course descriptions are available from the USC Aiken Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Bulletin.