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Clinical Health Psychology

University of Michigan-Dearborn

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
1315 USD/credit
1315 USD/credit
745 USD/credit
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About

The Clinical Health Psychology program of University of Michigan-Dearborn is a graduate degree offered by the Behavioral Sciences Department in the College of Arts Sciences, and Letters (CASL) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Overview

This two-year, 48-credit program trains mental health care providers to work in primary care settings, as well as more traditional clinical psychology settings. The curriculum of the program, in conjunction with 1 year of supervised postgraduate experience in an organized health care setting, is designed to fulfill the course requirements for the Michigan Limited License in Psychology.

The Clinical Health Psychology program of University of Michigan-Dearborn is designed for the full or part-time student who has an undergraduate degree and wishes to obtain a degree in the Behavioral Sciences leading to the Michigan Limited License in Psychology. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide evaluation, counseling and therapy services to clients in a variety of clinical settings with an emphasis on using psychological interventions in the treatment of medical problems.

Program Goals

  • Psychotherapy Skills Acquisition: To train students in the skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective and ethical psychotherapist. This includes the ability to treat a variety of psychopathologies employing a clear theoretical perspective, and apply behavioral medicine therapies for medical conditions.
  • Assessment Skills Acquisition: To train students in the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately and efficiently determine a broad range of functioning and health including psychological assessment and diagnosing psychopathology. This includes assessing the role of psychological processes as contributing factors to traditional medical concerns.
  • Testing Skills Acquisition: To train students in the application and use of personality and cognitive testing. This includes the administration, scoring, and interpretation of common psychological tests.
  • Research Methods: To train students to understand and apply research on disease/disorder etiology and treatment to their clinical practice.
  • Professional and Ethical Development: To indoctrinate students into their role and identity as professional healthcare providers.
  • Professional Report Writing: To train students in professional communication and report writing including intake assessment reports and psychological testing reports.
  • Knowledge of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the major concepts used in health psychology and behavioral medicine. This includes a general understanding of basic theories, research findings, and medical knowledge used within these disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Psychology
  • Basic Methods and Statistics in Health Psychology
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Theories and Techniques of Therapeutic Intervention
  • Biological Foundations of Health Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related major with an expected minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students without undergraduate Psychology degrees are welcome to apply, but will need to have taken all prerequisites
  • GRE scores
  • Prerequisite Courses: Introductory psychology, Statistics, Abnormal psychology
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended, regardless of whether a degree was earned
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency and are required to provide an official score report of an accepted English Language Proficiency Test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1315 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1315 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1315 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1315 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    745 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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