Psychology 3 + 3 program
Undergrad to Grad School at WLU

The 3+3 MA in Clinical Psychology (MACP) at West Liberty University offers an accelerated pathway for students wanting to become Masters Level licensed clinical psychologists in the state of West Virginia. 

Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Clinical Psychology 3+3

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.

*Note: The MA in Clinical Psychology at West Liberty University will qualify graduates to pursue licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of West Virginia with a terminal Masters degree. Those seeking clinical psychology licensure in other states will need to review licensure requirements for that specific state

The MA in Clinical Psychology will prepare students for licensure as a clinical psychologist in West Virginia or for professional degrees at the doctoral level. The MA in Clinical Psychology is a 57-credit hour degree program that consists of 30 credit hours of coursework, 9 credit hours of practicum, and 18 credit hours of professional internship. 

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 III courses.  Core III classes are the first year courses of the MACP program.  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 III (MACP courses) must earn at least a B in all courses to be accepted into the MACP unconditionally after completion of their undergraduate degree and continue in the MACP program. 

Students do NOT have to be a 3+3 major in order to apply to the MACP program.  See MACP website for application information. 

Example academic plan for a Psychology 3+3 major:

YEARFALLSPRING
Freshman (Y1)
  • 1) PSYC 100 (3)
  • 2) PSYC 101 (3)
  • 3) GS ENG 101 (3)
  • 4) GS COM 101 (3)
  • 5) COLL 101 (2)
  • Total = 14
  • 1) PSYC 341 (3)
  • 2) GS BIO 105/106 (4)
  • 3) GS ENG 102 (3)
  • 4) GS MATH 160 (3 or 5)
  • 5) GS Social science (3) (1 of 2)
  • Total = 16 or 18
Sophomore (Y2)
  • 1) PSYC 322 (3)
  • 2) PSYC 416 (3)
  • 3) PSYC 302 (3)
  • 4) PSYC 323 (3)
  • 5) GS Social science (3) (2 of 2)
  • Total = 15
  • 1) PSYC 310 (4)
  • 2) PSYC 460 (3)
  • 2) GS Literature (3)
  • 3) GS HIST (3)
  • 4) 120/minor/elec course (3)
  • 5) 120/minor/elec course (3)
  • Complete Core I Psyc exam
  • Total = 16
Junior (Y3)
Apply to MACP Program by March 1st
  • 1) PSYC 335 (3)
  • 2) PSYC 465 (3)
  • 3) PSYC 409 (3)
  • 4) PSYC 446 (3)
  • 5) GS Fine art (3)
  • 6) 120/minor course (3)
  • Total = 18
  • 1) PSYC 439 (3)
  • 2) PSYC 470 (3)
  • 3) PSYC 452 (3)
  • 4) GS Humanity (3)
  • 5) 120/minor course (3)
  • 6) 120/minor course (3)
  • Total = 18
Senior (Y4)
3+3
1st year of MACP classes
  • 1) PSYC 540 MACP (3)
  • 2) PSYC 541 MACP (3)
  • 3) PSYC 520 MACP (3)
  • 4) 120/minor/elec course (3)
  • Total = 12
  • 1) PSYC 543 MACP (3)
  • 2) PSYC 530 MACP (3)
  • 3) PSYC 542 MACP (3)
  • 4) 120/minor/elec course (3)
  • Total = 12

 

GS = general studies course (these can be taken in almost any order/semester)

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for graduation

Having a minor is not required
3+3 students MUST apply to the MACP program the spring (March 1st) of their Junior year.

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