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.

First Year

          Refer to psychology first-year curriculum

Second Year

          Refer to psychology second-year curriculum

Third Year

          Psychology of Human Development
          Social Psychology
          Biological Psychology
          Personality Theory
          Abnormal Psychology
          Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
          Introduction to Communication

Fourth Year

          Tests and Measurements
          Health Psychology
          Counseling and Consultation Skills
          Psychopharmacology
          Graduate Statistics and Experimental Design I, II
          Ethics and Legal Issues
          Free Electives

Select two of the following fifth-year courses:

          Neuropsychology
          Health Psychology Treatment Interventions I
          Assessment I:  Psychometic Theory

Fifth Year

          Assessment I, II, and III or IV
          Health Psychology Treatment Interventions I, II, III
          Psychopathology
          Health Psychology Professional Seminar I
          Practicum in Health Psychology
          Neuropsychology
          Independent Study in Health Psychology
          Electives

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the health psychology curriculum, see the University Catalog.

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