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Psychology - Clinical Psychology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, TN,
The Master of Arts degree is offered with concentrations in either of two areas, clinical or general psychology. Both programs require a thesis and two years of academic and related work. Both are designed either to provide a foundation for advanced study or to enable the student to qualify for an appropriate master’s level professional position in the broad fields of human behavior and services.


Both also require the same 18 semester hours of common coursework. The programs differ, however, in the specific professional objectives they are designed to serve. The also differ in the minimum number of required semester hours, and in the specific courses required beyond the 18 hours common to both.

In addition to meeting the University requirements for admission to the graduate program, successful psychology graduate program applicants will have completed undergraduate courses in general psychology, statistics, and research methods. Abnormal and experimental psychology are highly recommended. Preference will be given to students who have extensive undergraduate coursework in psychology and experience in the field.

The clinical psychology program is designed to:

  • prepare students for doctoral level study in psychology
  • train students in research methodology
  • acquaint students with ethical concerns in research and practice
  • prepare students for licensure as a psychological examiner in clinical practice in the State of Tennessee
  • develop skill in the critical study of concepts, theories, and systems of psychology and in analysis of examples of psychological research

Students who complete the clinical program will be able to :

  • define and use appropriately the important concepts of contemporary psychology
  • identify and describe major historical and contemporary theories of psychology and evaluate empirical research as a support for theories and principles in psychology
  • analyze and interpret data gathered using various research methods
  • evaluate the design and analysis of research studies in psychology
  • design, conduct, and analyze and interpret data for an independent research project
  • communicate the results of empirical, library, and internet research both orally and in writing
  • define the ethical responsibilities of psychologists in both research and practice
  • choose, administer, and interpret scores of tests commonly used in the practice of psychology
  • demonstrate the use of therapeutic techniques commonly used by master’s level psychologists

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Personality Theory
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Psychopathology
  • Proseminar 
  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Psychodiagnostics 
  • Psychotherapy
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          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            42 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

          • Minimum required score:


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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          • A completed application form for graduate study, including three letters of recommendation, preferably from persons who are familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional capabilities
          • Official transcripts of all undergraduate work. 
          • A personal statement addressing specific issues pertaining to knowledge, work and/or research experiences, goals and/or interests in the chosen field
          • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the General Test are also required.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            19900 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 19900 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            19900 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 19900 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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          Living costs for Nashville

          • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
            Living Costs

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