Clinical graduate students practice therapy skills.
Dr. Rick Grieve and Clinical Psychology graduate students enjoy a Predator's game.
Clinical and school faculty meet with community groups to explore additional graduate options.
Congratulations to our graduate students: Cassie Sturycz, current Clinical Psychology Masters student, was accepted into the University of Tulsa Clinical Ph.D. Program. She was also named the Clinical Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student for the graduating class of 2014.
Congratulations to our graduate students: Tara Holaday (Clinical Psychology Masters graduate 2013) has accepted a position at Morehead State University at their Counseling Center.
Molly White presenting results of research
Congratulations to our graduates: Amanda McLure and Courtney Clippert for completing their Ph.D.s in Counseling Psychology in August of 2014. Amanda finished her work at Florida State University and Courtney did hers at Auburn University.
The following are WKU undergraduate psychology and general education courses suggested for the individual considering a graduate program in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or certain other mental health professions. The list includes courses most directly related to the practice of psychology.
The admissions requirements for the Clinical Psychology MA concentration include taking and passing the following courses (course numbers are for WKU courses only; courses taken at other universities will have a different numbering system):
- PSY 210 / PSYS 210 Research Methods in Psychology
- PSY 211 / PSYS 211 Research Methods in Psychology Lab
- PSY 301 / PSYS 301 Statistics in Psychology
- PSY 440 / PSYS 440 Abnormal Psychology or PSYS 450 Psychology of Personality
Other courses that would be helpful in a student's preparation for the study of clinical psychology at the graduate level include the following.
Recommended psychology courses for the freshman and sophomore include:
- PSY 199 / PSYS 199 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
- PSY 250 Adjustment and Personal Growth
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