You 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. A broad range of practicum experiences will allow you to specialize in the clinical health psychology area you wish to work in after graduation.
A Flexible Curriculum
While the MS in health psychology program focuses primarily on preparing you for a successful transition to doctoral programs in clinical psychology, the program also will meet your needs if you do not wish to pursue a doctorate but want to work in the field of psychology or healthcare. The curriculum is designed to instill in you the skills and qualifications that are required to work in both research and practice settings. Courses emphasize current issues and state-of-the-art research.
A Basis in Science
The program is designed to prepare healthcare professionals who apply psychological knowledge and skills to the maintenance of health and to the prevention and treatment of illness, with an emphasis on the scientific basis of practice as well as the acquisition of clinical skills. Usciences is primarily a health and natural science institution, and as such provides a unique environment to support your studies.