Master of Arts
The M. A. in Clinical Psychology is a 54 credit hour degree program which consists of 30 credit hours of coursework, 6 credit hours of practicum and 18 credit hours of professional internship. The total number of credit hours is necessary to meet the licensure requirements set for by the WV Board of Examiners of Psychology. The MA in Clinical Psychology will qualify graduates to pursue licensure as a psychologist in the state of West Virginia with a terminal Masters degree. The program provides opportunities for three distinct groups: (1) traditional and non-traditional students seeking to practice professionally as licensed psychologists in the state of West Virginia; (2) those wishing to pursue a doctorate in psychology or related fields; and (3) mental health practitioners already working in the field who have previously completed their bachelor’s degree and are seeking advancement in their respective occupations.
March 1 - Priority Deadline
“My experience in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program thus far has been both interactive and educational. I feel that the learning material in this program is going to provide me with all of the skills and knowledge needed to be a practicing clinical psychologist after graduation.”
– Susie Smith, Current MA in Clinical Psychology Student
Priority is given to applications received by March 1st. Applicants are urged to apply early. Admission is granted on a competitive basis and does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applicants may meet the minimum requirements but may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.
PSYC 541 Psychopathology & Diagnosis
PSYC 540 Clinical Assessment I
PSYC 520 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 535 Biological Bases of Behavior
PSYC 550 Substance Abuse Treatment
PSYC 560 Clinical Practicum I
PSYC 562 Clinical Internship I (Fall)
PSYC 563 Clinical Internship II (Spring)
PSYC 564 Clinical Internship III (Summer)
PSYC 543 Individual Psychotherapy & Treatment Planning
PSYC 542 Clinical Assessment II
PSYC 530 Research Methods
PSYC 555 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Psychology
PSYC 525 Multicultural & Rural Psychology
PSYC 561 Clinical Practicum II
PSYC 565 Clinical Practicum III
Graduate students in the WLU Clinical Psychology program and provide services under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty in the program.