Degree Plan for Students entering Fall 2020

Degree Plan 2020: MA Forensic Psychology (66 semester hours)

Core – 36 semester hours

  • PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I (Pre-req: PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology and admission to Master's Program in Psychology, or consent from course instructor)
  • PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods (Pre-req: PSYC 3315 Stats for Social Sciences and PSYC 4318 Research Methods for Social Sciences, and admission to the Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6330 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychotherapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSYC 6333 Ethics
  • PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy (admission to the Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy)
  • PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment (admission to the Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment (Pre-req: PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy (pre-req: 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy)

  • PSYC 6339 Techniques of Family Therapy (Pre-req: 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)

     

 

Specialization – 30 hours

Both concentrations (9 hours):

  • PSYC 6327 Assessment for Forensic Psychology (Pre-req:  PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment, PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment and PSYC 6343 Professional Practices in Forensic Psychology, admission to Master's Program in Forensic Psychology, and consent of instructor)
  • PSYC 6343 Professional Practices in Forensic Psychology (Pre-req:  Admission to Master's Program in Psychology or Criminal Justice, or permission of instructor)
  • PSYC 63XX Forensic Treatment Planning and Intervention (Pre-req’s: PSYC 6327 Assessment for Forensic Psychology, PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy, PSYC 6343 Professional Practices in Forensic Psychology)

 

PC concentration (12 hours):

  • PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology & Career Counseling (Pre-req:  admission to Master's Program in Psychology, and/or consent from course instructor)
  • PSYC 6322 Psychopathology II (Pre-req:  PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)
  • PSYC 6350 Addiction Counseling (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6351 Crisis Intervention (Pre-req:  PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology and PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy, and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)

 

PA concentration (12 hours):

  • PSYC 6315 Advanced Learning
  • PSYC 6328 Biological Psychology
  • PSYC 6341 Behavior Management
  • PSYC 6350* (Option A) Addiction Counseling (Pre-req: PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy or COUN 6327 Theories of Counseling)
  • PSYC 6351* (Option B) Crisis Intervention (Pre-req:  PSYC 4311 Abnormal Psychology and PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy, and admission to Master's Program in Psychology)

 

Practicum – 9 semester hours

(three 6304 practica over three different semesters)

  • PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology*
  • PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology*
  • PSYC 6304 Practicum in Forensic Psychology*

*Pre-req: PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I, PSYC 6330 Life-Span Development Psychology, PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology, PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy, PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment and PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy and consent of instructor.