Oct 01, 2023  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog

Psychology, Clinical Psychology, M.S.


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(Major Code: 20031) (SIMS Code: 778309)

In addition to meeting the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 units (36-38 units for the Master of Science degree). Only classified graduate students are permitted to enroll in any 600-numbered (or higher) courses in psychology. The departmental graduate adviser must approve all programs of study except the Master of Science in clinical psychology. For the Master of Science in clinical psychology, departmental approval is provided by the program director of the joint doctoral program.

PSY 670A -PSY 670B  or PSY 770A -PSY 770B  are required in all master’s degree programs in the Department of Psychology. In addition, for all degrees other than the Master of Science in clinical psychology, PSY 600 - Research Orientation , PSY 799A - Thesis , and an oral examination on the thesis are also required.

Advancement to Candidacy


The student must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as stated in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . Having obtained three grades of C or lower in graduate courses automatically precludes advancement to candidacy.

In addition, students must have an approved thesis proposal prior to advancement to candidacy.

Clinical Psychology


(Included within the Ph.D. program; not available separately).

UCSD Clinical Psychology 227B (Mind, Brain, and Behavior II) and PSY 897  are optional. Completion of the second year project and approval by the student’s guidance committee, consisting of a minimum of three faculty members representing both SDSU and UCSD. For this degree only, all approvals and advancement to candidacy will be completed by the program director of the joint doctoral program.

A minimum of 36 units in psychology to include

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