Course Requirements

Minimum of 94 quarter hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including the following:

Core Courses

Statistics and Methodology Courses

Area of Emphasis

The student is required to take additional courses consistent with an area of emphasis. 

Clinical Child Additional Required Courses/Clinical Community Electives

Clinical Community Additional Required Courses/Clinical Child Electives

General Electives

Other Program Requirements

Clinical Practica

Nine quarters of clinical practicum need to be completed. The director of clinical training must approve the practicum placement in advance.

Doctoral Candidacy Examination

Designed to assess the student’s general knowledge of clinical psychology and the student’s area of emphasis (child or community). The examination is given in two sections. One section consists of an examination in the areas represented by the required courses in Clinical Psychology. A second section consists of an examination in the student’s area of clinical child or clinical community emphasis.  An alternative to the Doctoral Candidacy Examination is to complete a major comprehensive review paper based on the literature within an area relevant to the field of Clinical Psychology. This paper must be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed Clinical Psychology journal.

Admission to Doctoral Candidacy

Formally given to the student who has successfully passed the Doctoral Candidacy Examination; the student has no more than five years from this date to complete requirements for the doctorate or they will be dismissed from the program.

Candidacy Continuation

Registration in course(s) or candidacy continuation required each quarter between admission to candidacy and graduation.


One-year supervised internship in an approved doctoral training site. Student’s fifth or sixth year in the program is usually the internship year.


Departmental committee approval and acceptance of topic and outline of dissertation given only after admission to candidacy approved.

Oral Examination

Student to defend his or her dissertation and to show competence in the general field of psychology and in the area of specialization of the dissertation.

Time Limitations

  1. Between admission to the doctoral program and admission to doctoral candidacy: not more than four years.
  2. Between admission to candidacy and the final doctoral oral examination: not less than eight months and not more than five years, or dismissal from program ensues.

A&S 491


This course concerns theoretical concepts and empirical research relating to administrative behavior in organizations with special reference to educational organizations. Concepts are examined within the typical decisional framework of supervisors, chief school business officers, principles, and superintendents, and similar positions in the helping professions. Assignments are individualized.
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.