Jul 12, 2020  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Science in Psychology (General Clinical) (PSYC)

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The General Clinical Masters’ program operates within a theoretical framework that believes that, at its core, human functioning involves intra- and interpersonal processes that occur within a developmental context. The program’s coursework, clinical training, and research training emphasize an empirical framework in which clinical practice and science mutually inform each other. Within this context, the General Clinical Masters’ program has two overarching goals. The first is to train students in the practice of current, professionally accepted methods of psychological assessment and psychotherapy based upon various theoretical perspectives of personality and psychopathology. The successful student will be prepared for licensure and clinical practice at the master’s level in the state of Michigan. The second goal is to train students in the design and analysis of clinical research.

Admission Requirements:

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who meet all of the requirements for graduate degree admission status listed below:

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  2. Complete the Graduate School application (online or paper copy available);
  3. Complete a Department application (available on the department website);
  4. Have an undergraduate GPA of approximately 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  5. Have at least 20 hours in psychology, including statistics and experimental psychology;]
  6. Submit a transcript of GRE scores in which the sum of the scores for the verbal and quantitative sections is at least 50th percentile or higher; and
  7. Present three letters of recommendation from faculty, employers or others who can testify to the applicant’s suitability for the program of study.

Incomplete applications may not be considered. Credits earned under non-degree student status do not automatically apply to the requirements of the degree program.

There are no admissions to degree programs in the winter and summer sessions.

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Department Information:

Psychology - College of Arts & Sciences

Carol Freedman-Doan, Ph.D.
Department Head

341C Mark Jefferson Science Complex
(734) 487-1155

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Renee Lajiness-O’Neill, Ph.D.

301C Mark Jefferson Science Complex
(734) 487-6713

Program Requirements: 45 hours

The M.S. in Psychology (General Clinical) requires the completion of 45 hours of course work to be distributed among required core courses, assessment courses, professional practice/treatment courses, practicum courses, and elective courses as follows:

Master of Science in Psychology (General Clinical)

Assessment: 8 hours

Elective Courses: 14-15 hours

14-15 hours selected from psychology courses within the department in consultation with the graduate advisor.

Up to six credit hours may be selected from outside psychology department in consultation with a graduate program advisor.


Students are required to complete a 500-hour practicum experience.

Program Total: 45 hours


* Students admitted to the general clinical program must achieve a minimum grade of B in each of the following courses: PSY 731 , PSY 743 , PSY 751 , PSY 752  and PSY 762  . A student who receives a grade lower than B in any of these courses may elect to repeat the class in order to meet graduation requirements.

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