IV. GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL ACADEMIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Effective October 1996, the Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, approved conferral of the degree of Master of Psychology (PsyM) en passant to the doctoral degree. The PsyM is not a terminal degree and will be awarded only to students matriculated in the doctoral program who have completed the requirements of their program as indicated below. There can be no incomplete grades remaining on your transcript in order to receive the PsyM except for dissertation.
Clinical Psychology – requires two full-time years of study at GSAPP. This includes taking or waiving the following required classes: Analytic Foundations, Learning Theory & Cognitive Behavioral Foundations, Systems Theory & Analysis, Adult Psychopathology, Child Psychopathology, Clinical Interviewing & Assessment, Cognitive Assessment, Ethics and Professional Development, and at least 3 credits of statistics. In addition, students will need to take or waive out of 2 of the 3 broad and general courses (Cognitive & Affective Psychology, Biological Bases of Behavior, Social and Developmental Foundations of Human Behavior) before applying for a Masters’ degree. Finally, the student must have completed 2 practicum credits and 2 clinic credits and must have passed the General Comprehensive Exam, plus the Clinical Case question, located in the Clinical Program Segment of the Comprehensive Exam.
School Psychology - students must complete all coursework as stated in the model program, be eligible for NJ school psychology certification, and have successfully completed the General Comprehensive Examination.