Health Psychology - Integrated BS/MS Curriculum
The MS in health psychology program focuses primarily on preparing you for a successful transition to doctoral programs in clinical psychology. The curriculum is designed to instill in you the skills and qualifications that are required to work in research and practice settings. Courses emphasize current issues and state-of-the-art research. You also will have an opportunity to apply your knowledge in real clinical health psychology settings through a practicum—supervised field-placement experiences that involve face-to-face therapeutic interventions with patients.
The following is a typical curriculum for psychology students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2010; current students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.
Refer to psychology first-year curriculum
Refer to psychology second-year curriculum
Psychology of Human Development
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Introduction to Communication
Tests and Measurements
Counseling and Consultation Skills
Graduate Statistics and Experimental Design I, II
Ethics and Legal Issues
Select two of the following fifth-year courses:
Health Psychology Treatment Interventions I
Assessment I: Psychometic Theory
Assessment I, II, and III or IV
Health Psychology Treatment Interventions I, II, III
Health Psychology Professional Seminar I
Practicum in Health Psychology
Independent Study in Health Psychology
For detailed course descriptions and other information about the health psychology curriculum, see the University Catalog.