Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Specialized Study Registration Process

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PY704: Special Topics in Clinical Psychology
PY740: Special Topics in Counseling Psychology

To gain approval for a special study course, master's students must:

  1. Find a professor who is willing to supervise him/her in a special study course.

  2. Work out a course plan with the professor who will direct the special study course.

    1. The professor will complete the student's Specialized Study form. Students may acquire a copy of form from Phyllis Grupp, office manager, in Beatty 220.

    2. The professor must supply a syllabus for the Specialized Study that outlines the course content, readings and resources, expected meeting times and outcomes assessments that will be used. The student will meet a minimum of one hour each week with the professor for the duration of the semester.

    3. This syllabus is attached to the Specialized Study form and the professor signs off on form.

  3. Obtain the signature of the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC) to verify the number of Special Study courses on the student's record for review by the chair of the psychology department.

  4. Make an appointment to meet the psychology chair. (Contact Nina Morrison at ext. 2696 or Casey Hofmann at ext. 2298 to schedule.)

    1. The psychology chair review the syllabus and then sign the Specialized Study form if all the requirements are met.

    2. The psychology chair is the only individual who can sign this form and must sign this form before it can be processed during registration.

    3. Plan ahead, as it may not be possible to schedule an appointment with the psychology chair on the same day you call.

  5. Take the signed Specialized Study form and course syllabus to registration. The syllabus must be attached when the student registers for the course.

Note: Students not following the process as outlined above will not be allowed to register for a special study.