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Graduate Record 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Psychology


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102 Gilmer Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400
(434) 982-4750 Fax: (434) 982-4766
www.virginia.edu/psychology


Degree Requirements


Master of Arts


Students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 credits of graded coursework and topical research, including one course in quantitative methods for students in Psychobiology and two courses in quantitative methods for students in all other areas.

Students are expected to complete a final master’s examination.  With the permission of the faculty, students may complete instead a research project that makes a novel contribution to the scientific literature.

Doctor of Philosophy


Of the 72 credits required for the degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 42 credits of graded coursework and topical research, including two courses in quantitative methods.  Students in the field of clinical psychology are expected to complete PSYC 7430 (Psychological Assessment I), PSYC 7440 (Psychological Assessment II), PSYC 7470 (Experimental Psychopathology), PSYC 7420 (Psychological Intervention I), PSYC 7450 (Psychological Intervention II), PSYC 7410 (Practicum to Clinical Intervention and History and Systems), PSYC 7740 (Practicum to Clinical Intervention and Multicultural Issues), PSYC 7400 (Practicum to Clinical Intervention and Ethics), PSYC 7750 (Practicum to Clinical Intervention and Supervision) and PSYC 7504 (Contemporary Issues: Ethics and Clinical Psychology).

Students are expected to complete a pre-dissertation research project of that makes a novel contribution to the scientific literature.

Students are expected to pass a major qualifying exercise in the form of an examination or qualifying paper depending upon the field of study.

Students are expected to complete all requirements stated above by the start of their seventh semester.

Students in the clinical program are expected to complete an internship, four semesters of internal practica and four semesters of external practica.

Students are expected to write and defend a dissertation.

Concentration in Quantitative Psychology


Within the 42 credits of graded coursework required for the degree, students are expected to complete 18 credits that include PSYC 7720 (Quantitative Methods I & II); three electives from among PSYC 7760 (Multivariate Analysis), PSYC 8730 (Dynamical Systems Analysis), PSYC 8735 (Intro to Structural Equation Modeling), PSYC 5550 (Intro to Bayesian Methods), PSYC 5720 (Fundamentals of Item Response Theory), PSYC 7559 (Longitudinal Data Analysis) and PSYC 8810 (Exploratory and Graphical Analysis of Data); and one additional elective from the preceding list or a course in Statistics or Applied Mathematics approved by the faculty.

Student are expected to complete two semesters of PSYC 7505 (Continuing Issues in Quantitavie Psychology).

Students are expected to complete two semester-long appointments as graduate teaching assistant for PSYC 3005 and/or PSYC 3006 (Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Psychologists).

Courses


Please follow this link to a listing of graduate course offerings for this program: Graduate Courses Arts & Sciences . Some programs limit the number of credits offered outside the department or school that a student may allocate toward degree requirements.  All course enrollment is subject to approval each term by the Director of Graduate Studies.

Public Professional Licensure Disclosure


As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

Upon completion of the Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at the UVA Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state.

Please visit the University’s state authorization web pages to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))

Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).