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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017

Psychology (PSY)
with a Concentration in Clinical Psychology (PSC)

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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:
Michael Coovert
Phone: 813-974-0482


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Program 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.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools; Clinical Program: 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.


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

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

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

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

Admission Requirements

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

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements
Not a terminal MA. See Ph.D. Requirements.

Admissions Status: Admission to Ph.D. only


Program Degree Requirements

The Department of Psychology does not admit students seeking a terminal M.A. degree in Psychology.

The student must complete 30 hours of graduate Psychology courses and all area requirements. In addition, the student must complete core courses required by their program area. The student must successfully defend a masters thesis consisting of original research. Additional information about Departmental and Program requirements are available in the Graduate Student Handbook:

College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.


USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at Then go to the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

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New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.


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