Beginning with the academic year 2013-2014 Loyola University Maryland’s Department of Psychology will implement a revised curriculum for the masters programs in clinical psychology and counseling psychology (both thesis and practitioner tracks). All psychology masters programs will be 48 credits. After completing 21 credits, but no later than having completed 30 credits, students will have the ability to apply for a 12-credit option allowing them to complete a 60 credit masters degree. Pursuing the 60 credit masters degree may be particularly beneficial for students who are planning to obtain licensure as a professional counselor, as some states require a 60 credit masters degree for license eligibility. Once accepted into the 60 credit degree option, students must complete all 60 credits in order to receive their degree. Other revisions to the masters program curriculum include a modification of the assessment course sequence for clinical practitioner and thesis students as well as the addition of two new required courses for all students – PY 600 Assessment and Appraisal and PY 715 Biological Bases of Behavior.
Please see the links below for the required curriculum for the clinical and counseling thesis and practitioner tracks: