|POLICY SOURCE: Graduate Policies - 03 Doctor of Psychology Policies||POLICY NO: 8518|
|TITLE: Degree Requirements, Psy.D. Programs||SUBMITTED BY: Liz Fox|
|DATE: Mar 22, 2018||APPROVED BY: Rosemary Layne|
(Graduate Policy 3.2)
To receive the doctoral degree, the candidate must have been a matriculated student at the school for a minimum of four calendar years, determined by the date of first registration.
Other requirements include:
Students admitted to the doctoral program will be awarded the Master of Science in Psychology when the following have been successfully completed:
Prior to receiving the master’s degree, the student should demonstrate competence in biological bases of behavior, cognitive/affective bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, individual differences, scientific and professional ethics and standards, statistics and research design, and methodology. Awarding of the degree of Master of Science in Psychology requires an overall grade point average of at least 3.2, and is subject to graduate policies.
(Graduate Policy 3.2.1)
The Doctor of Psychology program course requirements are specified in the University Catalog in effect at the time of the student’s first attendance. Modification of the course requirements may only be made in written agreement between the student and the director of clinical training.
(Graduate Policy 3.2.2)
The following two examinations must be successfully completed during the course of graduate training:
Students will have two opportunities to retake failed components of the CPE and Written Comprehensive Examination. If a second retake is failed, the student will be denied admission to candidacy and thereby dismissed.
(Graduate Policy 3.2.3)
All students must complete a doctoral research project to fulfill the research requirement for the Doctor of Pyschology degree.
Once students begin to register for the doctoral research project, they must register for at least three hours of doctoral research project each semester until it is successfully defended and the doctoral research project manuscript is accepted by the Office of Graduate Programs. A written waiver of the requirement for continuous registration is required and is granted only if the student is not making use of university facilities or personnel. Such waivers must be approved in advance by the major advisor and academic unit head, with policy compliance indicated by the director of graduate programs.
Students may register for fewer than three semester credit hours of doctoral research project in the semester of graduation only. See graduate policy “Thesis/Design Project/Dissertation Registration in the Semester of Graduation” for limitations.
At least 90 days prior to the comprehensive examination, the student selects a major advisor, with the concurrence of the individual selected and the student's academic unit head. The major advisor serves as both research supervisor and chair of the doctoral committee and need not be the same person who served as academic advisor while the student was taking courses, referred to in graduate policy “Program of Study” for doctoral students.
At least 60 days prior to the comprehensive examination, the major advisor formally establishes a doctoral committee for approval/review by:
The committee consists of a minimum of three graduate faculty members, at least two of whom, including the major advisor, must be approved for doctoral-level advising. The committee must include:
The primary functions of the outside member(s) are to ensure uniformity of academic standards, ensure fairness to the student and serve as a representative of the dean of the graduate school. The outside member need not have specific expertise in the area of the doctoral research project, although it is desirable that this member have as much knowledge as feasible of the general subject matter. The outside member cannot be:
The appointment of additional committee members is strongly recommended if they have expertise relevant to the area of the doctoral research project. The additional member(s) may be either full-time or part-time member(s) of the graduate faculty or, with the approval of the dean of the appropriate college or school, non-members of the graduate faculty.
(Graduate Policy 3.2.4)
Admission to candidacy will depend upon the successful completion of the following four components by the end of the fall semester preceding the internship year: