Undergraduate psychology students have the opportunity to study fundamental principles of human development, learning, personality and physiological psychology. Students also learn concepts and skills in the application of psychology to industrial, clinical, counseling and other work settings.
The Professional Career Track is designed for freshmen with high academic ability who are focused on a career in psychology. The PCT program offers the motivated student intensive career mentoring, a research internship, and a psychology-focused study abroad experience. Each of these program features is designed to support and equip PCT graduates for elite graduate education in psychology.
The program in School Psychology is designed to offer specific training and preparation for work in the school setting. The program incorporates the state requirements for licensure as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) and the national training standards for certification as a National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) as set forth by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The Master's School Psychology program is equivalent to a specialist level since it includes 60 semester hours and an internship among its requirements for graduation.
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The Master of Science program in Clinical Psychology is designed to prepare graduates for professional employment with supervision in various areas of psychology, to begin a college teaching career, and/or to continue to further graduate study. This 48-hour program of study includes a set of core or required courses, elective selections, 450 clock hours of practicum experiences, and a thesis project.
The program in Counseling Psychology is a 48-hour program and is designed to offer specific training and preparation in the area of counseling psychology. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in mental health intervention, prevention, and consultation. Licensure as a professional counselor and entrance into doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology are also options.
This 36-hour program is designed for students desiring to obtain a graduate level degree which provides a general knowledge of psychology rather than one which emphasizes the practitioner orientation of clinical, counseling, or school psychology. This degree is also designed to prepare students for further graduate study in psychology.