BACHELOR OF SCIENCE / MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY 3+3
The 3+3 MA in Clinical Psychology at West Liberty University offers an accelerated pathway for students wanting to graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Students who meet the requirements for the combined program after their second year will be permitted to apply for admission to the graduate program in their third year and take graduate-level courses during their fourth year which will count toward the bachelor’s and master’s degree enabling them to complete all undergraduate and graduate requirements in a 6-year time span.
The MA in Clinical Psychology will prepare students for licensure as a psychologist in West Virginia or for professional degrees at the doctoral level. The MA in Clinical Psychology is a 54-credit hour degree program that consists of 30 credit hours of coursework, 5 credit hours of practicum, and 18 credit hours of professional internship. TOTAL HOURS for Practicum + Internship = 3000 hrs.
Students entering the 3+3 program, upon completing Core I courses, will complete the Core I exam and submit a portfolio application to the Psychology Program. Students must score 70% on each section of the Core I exam to be accepted. During their third year, 3+3 students will apply to the MACP program.
Qualified students will be conditionally accepted into the MACP program, contingent on completing all requirements, and will enroll in Core II courses. Students who are not accepted or choose not to pursue have the option to change their major to the BS Psychology and complete the remaining curricular requirements which would include twelve (12) credits of restricted psychology electives plus any additional requirements to complete the BS Psychology degree. Students who proceed to Core II must earn at least a B in all courses to be accepted into the MACP unconditionally and continue in the program. Students must earn at least a C in all courses in order to complete the requirements of the BS in Psychology.