College of Public Health and Health Professions
Department Chair: William W. Latimer.
Graduate Coordinator: S.R. Boggs.
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The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology is a unit of the College of Public Health and Health Professions. The department’s programs are its doctoral clinical psychology studies leading to the Ph.D. degree in psychology; an American Psychological Association accredited doctoral internship program; and postdoctoral studies and research. Requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are given in the General Information section of this catalog.
The clinical psychology doctoral curriculum adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of education and training. Program strengths include research, education, and professional training in health care psychology, with organized areas of concentration in clinical health psychology, clinical child/pediatric psychology, neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation and clinical neuroscience, and emotion neuroscience/psychopathology. Education and training experiences are also available in rural psychology. Interested students can apply for acceptance into the Public Health Program and obtain dual M.P.H./Ph.D. degrees.
Progress in the program is determined by departmental policies which are consistent with American Psychological Association accreditation standards. The curriculum has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1953.
Admission to the Department is through appropriate application to the Department’s admission committee. A bachelor’s degree is generally adequate preparation for graduate admission. It should include undergraduate courses in both experimental psychology and statistics, along with at least three courses from the following psychology areas: developmental, learning, perception, personality, physiological, and social.