PhD in Clinical Adolescent Psychology

PhD Degree in Clinical Adolescent Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Adolescent Psychology

The College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology at Prairie View A&M University offers graduate courses leading to a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Adolescent Psychology.

The educational and training philosophy explicitly emphasize the scientist/ practitioner model at the doctoral level accordingly. The faculty have designed course work, clinical practical, and other educational experiences to give students broad exposure to theoretical models, clinical skills, and professional roles that prepare students for current and future practice of psychology.

The curriculum is organized around competency areas fundamental to the practice of psychology: theories, relationship, assessment, intervention, basic science, research and evaluation. Attention to issues of cultural and individual diversity are an integral part of this curriculum. Students will demonstrate competencies as they proceed through course work and clinical practica training.

Students will hold a masters degree in psychology. The curriculum is a four-year, 12-month, full time plan with three years of course work (including three years of clinical practical), followed by a year-long internship. To be approved for internship, students must successfully defend their dissertation.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in psychology or a related social science discipline with a 3.0 GPA.
  2. A masters degree in psychology with a 3.5 GPA.
  3. Original Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. An application without GRE scores will not be reviewed . Original GRE scores must be reported directly to the Graduate School. A copy should be sent to the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology at the address listed.
  4. An original essay as described in the doctoral application form.
  5. Submission of three letters of recommendation. (Preferably from faculty sufficiently acquainted with you to be able to comment on the potential to successfully complete the doctoral program).
  6. Applicant must submit to an interview with the Doctoral Admissions Committee if requested.

Note: Part-time students will not be considered.

Financial Assistance
All fully admitted students will receive graduate assistantships of $22,000 per year for 3 years . Student loans are also available on the basis of need. For information about loans and other sources of aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 936-261-1000

Clinical Adolescent Psychology Courses

  • History & Systems CPSY 7701
  • Professional Ethics CPSY 7743
  • Social Psychology CPSY 7713
  • Neuropsychology CPSY 7723
  • Personality Psychology CPSY 7793
  • Cognitive Psychology CPSY 7703
  • Assessment & Testing CPSY 7813
  • Systems of Psychotherapy CPSY 7803
  • Child & Adolescent Dev. CPSY 7733
  • Psychopathology CPSY 7883
  • Social Sciences Stats Lab CPSY 7661
  • Research Methods CPSY 7943
  • Statistical Techniques CPSY 7963
  • Dissertation CPSY 8913-8943
  • Internship CPSY 8945-8957

Degree Requirements
The Ph.D. program requires the completion of the masters degree in psychology, plus 76 credit hours including successful completion of a dissertation and internship.

Required course work – 37 hours
Practicum – 15 hours
Dissertation – 12 hours
Internship – 12 hours
Total = 76 credit hours

Application Form

Graduate school forms  

Contact Us:
College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology

Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 519, MS 2600
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
Phone: (936) 261-5200
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