Clinical Psychology

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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology


The specialization in Clinical Psychology provides the opportunity for the student to understand, evaluate and counsel persons with psychological problems, and to draw upon community resources for assistance in working with these persons. During completion of the 48-hour Clinical Psychology graduate program, which includes approved practica, the student is provided the opportunity to administer psychological tests and use various techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Students who complete all requirements in the clinical area, and who become a licensed clinical psychologist, often work in psychiatric hospitals, prisons, in mental health centers, or with doctoral-level psychologists in private practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Those interested in pursuing licensure must complete an additional 12 hours in the Clinical Psychology Endorsement Contract. 

Additional benefits offered to the clinical psychology student include 1) intensive training in clinical assessment, including intelligence tests, personality evaluations, and assessments regarding developmental disabilities, 2) the possibility for a variety of guided practicum opportunities, such as community mental health, school based programs, private practice, hospitals, and government agencies, 3) class schedules to fit the working professional’s needs (the majority being evening & online courses with the exception of practica) 4) and faculty supervision for each practicum limited to a 1 to 5 ratio offering intensive training and feedback on therapeutic skill development and documentation procedures.

Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology (Hybrid) Program Requirements

Foundational Courses (28 hours)

GRST 501 Introduction to Psychology Graduate Studies
PSYH 502 Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy
PSYH 511 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSYH 512 Statistics for Mental Health Professionals
PSYH 515 Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods
PSYH 520 Advanced Psychopathology
PSYH 575 Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYH 592 Social & Community Psychology
PSYH 660 Ethics & Professional Practice
PSYH 665 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Clinical Program Courses (18 hours)

PSYH /COUN 503 Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy
PSYH 651 Emotion, Motivation, & Cognition
PSYH 670 Clinical Assessment of Emotional/Psychological Functioning
PSYH 675 Clinical Assessment of Intellectual Functioning
PSYH/COUN 688 Practicum in Counseling/Psychotherapy
PSYH 689 Practicum in Assessment

Elective Courses (select 3 hours)

PSYH  590 Advanced Forensic Psychology
PSYH  605 Health Psychology
COUN 625 Theories of Career Counseling & Development
PSYH  640  Group Processes
PSYH/COUN 645 Group Counseling & Psychotherapy
PSYH  655  Multicultural & Diversity Issues


ENDORSEMENT CONTRACT (Optional, but recommended for students seeking licensure)  




The Master’s degree plan fulfills the educational requirements and prepares students for the successful passing of the Examination in Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) in order to qualify for the Licensed Psychological Associate licensure from the Kentucky State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. The educational requirements for licensure as a Psychological Practitioner include an additional 15 hours of coursework beyond the Psychological Associate (indicated as “Endorsement Courses” in the curriculum below) and 5 years “on the job” supervision and training. Additionally students should also be aware that psychology licensing can vary from state to state, and thus are encouraged to make sure they are aware of these different qualifications should they decide to practice outside of the state of Kentucky. Complete information may be found at the official website of the Kentucky State Board of Examiners of Psychology, available at the following URL: