Plan of Study

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Plan of Study

The master's program in Clinical-Counseling Psychology provides rigorous training in basic areas of psychology and their application in assessment, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who are:

The program seeks to accomplish these goals by emphasizing:

The typical plan of study for most students is presented below. While departmental and licensing requirements determine most of the curriculum, each student with the program advisor, each student prepares a plan of study that considers academic preparation and professional objectives. The graduate program's required courses meet the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) requirements in Illinois. To compare the requirement with the appropriate course, see the list below of LCPC requirements list below.

When courses are offered may change depending on scheduling and faculty availability. The courses identified below are for three credits, unless otherwise noted.

Year 1

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

Year 2

FALL

SPRING

^ Students completing a clinical-counseling capstone project must register for three total credits of PSY 490 (for one or more semesters) plus an approved elective for three credits.

^^ Based on past experiences, if a student finishes their thesis proposal by the end of spring or summer semesters of Year 1, the student will have a very good chance of defending the thesis by the end of the spring semester of Year 2. A student who presents their thesis proposal after completing the first year of graduate study most likely will not defend the thesis until the summer semester of Year 2 and possibly later. Students completing a thesis must register for PSY 499 for 4-6 total credits.

^^^ In order to register for PSY 436A02, students must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA and grades of B or better in PSY 464 and PSY 470. Furthermore, a grade of B or better in PSY 436A02 is required in order to continue this course in subsequent semesters.

LCPC Requirements and Relevant Psychology Courses