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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Psychology (PSY)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 42.0101
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department (PSY)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue PCD4118G
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Sandra Schneider
Phone: 813-974-0928
Email: sandra@usf.edu

Website: http://psychology.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The graduate faculty of the Psychology Department is divided into three broad concentrations: Clinical, Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational. Each of these areas offer Ph.D. level training in the following areas of special expertise.

Clinical Personality and Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment and Interventions, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Clinical Child Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology.

Cognition, Neuroscience, & Social Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Judgment and Decision Making, Development, Memory, Perception, Social. In addition, with faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Cognitive and Neural Sciences faculty offer a specialization in Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences.

Industrial-Organizational Selection, Training and Evaluation of Organization Members, Job Analysis, Motivation and Satisfaction, Occupational Health Psychology, Organizational Theory, Leadership, Organizational Change. Methodological offerings across areas cover Psychometrics, Statistics, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, and Research Design.

Accreditation:
Clinical Program accredited by the American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools; Clinical Program: American Psychological Association, Psychological Clinical Sciences Accreditation System, and member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: Apply through Ph.D.
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Not a terminal M.A. - Admission only through Ph.D.; see Ph.D. requirements.

Admissions Status: Admission to Ph.D. only

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Major Requirements

The Department of Psychology does not admit students seeking a terminal M.A. degree in Psychology. Additional information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook: http://psychology.usf.edu/policies/students.aspx

Total Minimum Hours: 30 (B- or better for each required course)

Core requirements:
PSY 6971 Master’s Thesis (6)
PSY 6217 Regression and Analysis of Variance (4)

Two of the following:
EXP 6608 Cognitive Psychology 3)
SOP 6266 Social Psychology (3)
PSB 6056 Physiological Psychology(3)

The remainder of the required hours is fulfilled by satisfying concentration requirements described below.

Concentration Requirements:

Clinical Psychology

Graduate Breadth Requirements: Students must take one course in each of the three Breadth areas: Biological Aspects of Behavior, Social Aspects of Behavior, and Cognitive/Affective Aspects of Behavior.

Biological aspects of behavior
PSB 6056 Physiological Psychology (3)
CLP 6937 Human Neuropsychology (3)
CLP 7379 Health Psychology (3)
EXP 7099 Psychopharmacology (3)
EDF 6938 Pediatric Psychopharmacology (3)
EXP 7099 Graduate Seminar: Psychophysiology (3)
EXP 7099 Graduate Seminar: Survey of Neuroscience (3)

Social aspects of behavior
SOP 6266 Social (3)
PSY 6266 Psychology of Gender (3)
EXP 7099 Stress and Coping (3)
INP 6935 Organizational Psychology (3)
EXP 7099 Graduate Seminar: Social and Personality Development (3)
EXP 7099 Graduate Seminar: Social Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3)

Cognitive and affective aspects of behavior
EXP 6608 Cognitive (3)
EXP 7099 Memory (3)
EXP 7099 Forgetting (3)
CLP 7379 Emotion and its Disorders (3)
CLP 7379 Mood Disorders (3)
EXP 7099 Graduate Seminar: Image and Mind (3)
EXP 7099 Graduate Seminar: Cognitive Neuroscience of Perception (3)

Graduate Research Methods Requirements
All clinical students are required to take a total of four graduate research methods courses.

PSY 6217 ANOVA/Regression plus lab (4)
SOP 7265 Multivariate Statistics (or equivalent outside of department)
PSY 6217/SOP 6266 Clinical Psychometrics (or equivalent outside of department)

Plus ONE additional research methods course (3 credits). Students may choose from the list of approved courses below. Students wishing to fulfill this methods requirement with any course not listed below must submit a request to the clinical faculty.

SOP 6266 Factor Analysis (3)
SOP 6266 Structural Equation Modeling (3)
SOP 6266 Meta-Analysis (3)
EXP 7099 Developmental Research Methods (3)
CLP 6937 Grant Writing (3)
SOP 6266 Item Response Theory (3)
SOP 6266 Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3)

Clinical Core Requirements
Clinical Didactic Courses: Students need to take at least one “fundamental” course in each of the three areas assessment, interventions, and psychopathology.
CLP 6438 Clinical Assessment
CLP 7188 Clinical Interventions
CLP 6166 Psychopathology and its Development

Specialized Topic Course Requirements:
Students must also complete four courses in specialization topics related to psychological assessment, intervention, and psychopathology/dysfunction. The following courses would fulfill this requirement:

CLP 6937 Neuropsychological Assessment (3)
CLP 6937 Prevention science (3)
CLP 7379 Emotion and its disorders (3)
CLP 7379 Mood disorders (3)
CLP 7379 Eating disorders (3)
CLP 7379 Addictions (3)
CLP 7379 Health Psychology (3)
CLP 7379 New Paradigms in Psychology (3)
CLP 7379 Cultural Diversity (3)
CLP 7379 Advanced Psychological Intervention Seminar/Specialized Treatments (3)
PSY 6946 Advanced Psychological Assessment Seminar (3)
CLP 7379 Clinical Science Seminar (3)

Clinical Practicum
PSY 6946 (1 hour per semester beginning the second year of graduate training)

Other course requirements:
PSY 6946 Skills for Psychological Intervention (2)
CLP 6937 Introduction to Clinical Psychology/Cultural Diversity Pro-Seminar (3)
PSY 7931 Ethics and Professional Problems (2)

Research Requirements:
PSY 6971 Thesis (6)

Concentration Requirements:

Cognition, Neurosciences, & Social Psychology

Prior to the Comprehensive Exam
Total Minimum Hours: 30

Core Requirements (16 hours)
At least a B- in a minimum of two of the following:
Cognitive Psychology (3), Physiological Psychology (3), or Social Psychology (3).
Students may be allowed to substitute an advanced three-hour course for one or both of these courses with the written permission of the CNS Area Director. (6 total hours)

Two basic methods courses with grades of at least B-: Analysis of Variance (4) and Regression (4). (8 total hours)
Introduction to CNS (2 semesters, 1 hour each)

Concentration Requirements (6 hours)
* A minimum of two seminars or advanced courses in cognition, neuroscience, or social psychology from CNS faculty or, with written permission of the Area Director, related disciplines with grades of at least B-.

Total Thesis Hours Required (6 hours)
Master's thesis research (minimum 6 PSY6971 Thesis: Master’s or PSY6917 Directed Research credits it is recommended that students take thesis credits in order to retain the option of applying for a master’s degree).

Concentration Requirements:

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

I/O Concentration Requirements (30 hours)
EXP 6608 Cognitive Psychology (3)
SOP 6669 Personality
SOP 6058 Social Psychology (3)
INP 6935 Personnel Psychology (3)
INP 6935 Organizational Psychology (3)
PSY 7931 Ethics and Professional Problems (3)
INP 7097 Research in I/O Psychology (1) (2 times)
SOP 6669 Psychometrics (3)
PSY 6217 ANOVA - Multiple Regression(4)
SOP 6669 Organizational Research Methods (3)

PSY6971 Thesis: Master’s


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