The General Track is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to clinical psychology and to other areas of psychology that may be of interest. The Personality and Psychopathology track aims to give students introductory training at the graduate level in psychopathology, research methods in psychology, psychological perspectives on social contexts and social problems, and theories of psychotherapy. It includes clinical coursework and opportunities to gain experience in relevant fieldwork and research, both inside and outside the classroom.
Graduates of these academic M.A. programs are not trained for the independent practice of counseling psychotherapy or psychological assessment. However, with a Master of Arts degree, graduates may find employment in research centers, social service agencies, community colleges, and hospitals. Completion of the M.A. degree does not guarantee admission to a doctoral program, here or elsewhere, but outstanding students are likely to be more attractive candidates