University of North Dakota

College of Arts and Science

Psychology-Clinical

Address:

University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States

Phone:

1-800-225-5863

Fax:

1-701-777-3016

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology; Ph.D. -General/Experimental Psychology, M.A.- Forensic Psychology; M.S.- Forensic Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology is to train scientist-practitioners. The scientist-practitioner model of education and training in psychology is an integrative approach to science and practice wherein each must continually inform the other. This model represents more than a summation of both parts. Scientist-practitioner psychologists embody a research orientation in their practice and practice relevance in their research. Thus, a scientist-practitioner is not defined by a job title or a role, but rather by an integrated approach to both science and practice. The model entails development of interlocking skills to foster a career-long process of psychological investigation, assessment, and intervention. Goal 1: Students and program graduates will behave in an ethical and professional manner when meeting their responsibilities as scientist-practitioner Clinical Psychologists. Goal 2: Students and program graduates will recognize and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and individual differences in understanding human psychological functioning. Goal 3: Graduates of our program will demonstrate knowledge in psychopathology and competency in the delivery of a wide range of clinical assessment and psychotherapy services that are theory-based and empirically-supported. Goal 4: Students and program graduates will demonstrate an appreciation of the scientific method and applicable knowledge in the areas of research methodology (including techniques of data collection and analysis) and the biological, developmental, cognitive-affective, and social bases of behavior. Goal 5: Students and program graduates will show competency in assuming roles that extend beyond the direct delivery of mental health services as a scientist-practitioner clinical psychologist. The mission of the University of North Dakota (UND) General/Experimental (G/E) Ph.D. program is to provide quality educational experiences to qualified graduate students that promote critical thinking and creative skills based on the current theory, principles, and methodologies and techniques of experimental psychology. These will be promoted through written as well as oral communication. Graduates of our program will be prepared for careers as academicians at the college and/or university level, researchers in private industry and education, and/or teachers at the college and/or university level and will all show continued evidence of expertise within their various specialization in G/E psychology. G/E students should anticipate and expect broad exposure to a variety of issues and topics in the field of experimental psychology and, as a result, each student is expected to establish a firm theoretical and academic foundation that will support their later pursuit of more specialized academic interests. This will be in evidence via a broad breadth of knowledge appropriate to receiving a MA and/or PhD in General/Experimental Psychology. The G/E faculty have two specific goals in mind for students; these include: Goal 1: Students of the G/E program will demonstrate a base of knowledge regarding the field of experimental psychology, which will extend beyond specialized experimental areas. Goal 2: Students of the G/E program will demonstrate ability to design, conduct, analyze, and report/disseminate research that advances the scientific study of psychology. The MA program is committed to providing equality instruction and training in the field of modern forensic psychology in order to serve the educational and professional needs of those working or living at a distance from UND. 1. Establish a solid foundational background at the Master’s level in psychological concepts and skills similar to those offered in many graduate programs in psychology, particularly those with an applied emphasis. 2. Provide students with specific forensic-relevant coursework and experiences. 3. Allow students an opportunity to receive supervised fieldwork and/or to do a research project as independent study under the direction of a program faculty. 4. Prepare students for admission into Ph.D. or Psy.D. graduate programs. The M.S. program is committed to providing quality instruction and training in the field of modern forensic psychology in order to serve those interested in careers in forensic psychology or wanting preparation for doctoral programs in psychology or other professional programs like law school or criminal justice. 1. Establish a solid foundational background in psychological concepts and skills similar to those offered in many graduate programs in psychology, particularly those with an applied emphasis. 2. Provide students with specific forensic-relevant coursework and experiences. 3. Provide students an opportunity to receive supervised fieldwork in forensic settings. 4. Give students an opportunity to participate in faculty-directed research and conduct their own independent research with a thesis.

Accreditation:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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