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.
Note: Part-time students will not be considered.
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
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
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