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 emphasizes the scientist/ practitioner model at the doctoral level accordingly. The faculty has designed course work, clinical practicum, and other educational experiences that provide students with broad exposure to theoretical models, clinical skills, and professional behavior and roles that prepare students for current and future practice of psychology.
The curriculum is organized around competency areas fundamental to the practice of psychology: clinical theory, assessment, and intervention; basic science, statistical techniques and research methods; and professional ethics and practice. Attention to issues of cultural and individual diversity is an integral part of this curriculum. Students are required to demonstrate competencies in all above areas as they proceed through course work, comprehensive exams and clinical practicum training.
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program should hold a Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Completion of curriculum and clinical training requires at least six years, 12-month, full time plan with three years of course work (including three years of clinical practicum), followed by a year-long clinical internship. To be approved for internship, students must have successfully defended the dissertation proposal.
- A baccalaureate degree in psychology or a related social science discipline with a 3.0 GPA.
- A Master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with a 3.5 GPA.
- 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.
- An original 1500-word essay as described in the doctoral application form.
- Submission of three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty or supervisors sufficiently acquainted with applicant’s professional and/or academic performance in order to be considered a credible reference in commenting on potential for successful completion of the doctoral program).
- Applicant must agree to submit to a face-to-face interview with the Doctoral Admissions Committee members.
Note: Part-time students will not be considered.
All fully admitted students will receive graduate assistantships of approximately $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
- CPSY 7701 History & Systems
- CPSY 7661 Social Sciences Statistics Lab
- CPSY 7703 Cognitive Psychology
- CPSY 7713 Social Psychology
- CPSY 7723 Neuropsychology
- CPSY 7733 Child & Adolescent Development
- CPSY 7743 Professional Ethics
- CPSY 7793 Personality Psychology
- CPSY 7803 Systems of Psychotherapy
- CPSY 7813 Assessment & Testing
- CPSY 7883 Psychopathology
- CPSY 7933 History & Systems of Psychology
- CPSY 7943 Advanced Research Methods I
- CPSY 7963 Advanced Statistical Techniques I
- CPSY 7623 Biological Bases of Behavior (Elective)
- CPSY 7803 Psychological Assessment I (Required)
- CPSY 7813 Psychological Assessment II (Elective)
- CPSY 7783 Developmental Psychopathology (Elective)
- CPSY 7773 Learning Theory and Clinical Applications (Elective)
- CPSY 7823-63 Practicum I-V
- CPSY 8913-43 Dissertation I-IV
- CPSY 8946 Internship I
- CPSY 8986 Internship II
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
Department of Psychology
College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology
Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 519, MS 2600
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
Phone: (936) 261-5263
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