The Applied Clinical Psychology program emphasizes study of the scientific bases of behavior, including biological, social, and individual causes and their correlates. The broad training model is oriented to empirically supported treatment and the development of assessment and intervention skills. In addition to course work, you will complete 100 hours of clinical practicum, 600 hours of supervised internship experience, and a master’s research paper.
Beginning in Fall 2024, the program will shift to 60 credits, matching the national standard and allowing students to complete all courses for licensure within the program. The previous 48-credit curriculum required students to complete an additional 12 credits after graduation before seeking a Licensed Professional Counselor designation.
The degree can be pursued full-time or part-time and can be completed in two years of full-time, year-round study. All coursework is offered during the day. As a Penn State Behrend student you’ll have priority access to educational and research experiences with the college’s Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Prevention of Aggression Resource Center (PARC).
The program’s training in empiricism, scientific bases of behavior, and research methodology is consistent with the standards of the Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology (CAMPP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).