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Graduate Degree Comprehensive Exam - Essay & Objective (all majors except experimental psychology)

• Every candidate for an M.Ed., M.S., or SSP degree must apply for and pass a comprehensive examination.
• The examination is taken in the final semester of graduate coursework listed on the student's degree plan,
   including all internship and practicum courses.
• While the scheduled date is usually posted early in the semester, the student is ultimately responsible for
   contacting the program office for information regarding the examination and for making arrangements to
   take it as scheduled.

Graduating Semester Comprehensive Examination Dates and Application Deadlines
      • Fall -- Exam on 2nd Saturday in November -- October 1st application deadline
      • Spring -- Exam 2nd Saturday in April -- March 1st application deadline
      • Summer Sessions I & II -- Exam on 2nd Saturday in July -- June 1st application deadline

Download the comprehensive examination application form on the department graduate comprehensive exam webpage .

Refer to the Department Graduate Student Handbook for more details about the examination.

Graduate Degree Comprehensive Examination - Thesis (experimental psychology majors)

An original research project will be proposed, conducted, and defended by the student in the form of a written thesis. The thesis will be done under the direction of a graduate faculty member as chair and two other faculty
members as the student’s advisory committee. Refer to the Graduate School’s Thesis Manual and the Department Master's Commmittee and Thesis Guidelines for details regarding the preparation and submission of a thesis for approval (follow link here). Upon completion of the thesis, a final oral examination is scheduled with the student’s advisory committee. Major emphasis will be directed toward defense of the thesis, although the examination may also include related course work materials.

Internship and Practicum Forms

Note: Go to the Course Information page for links to all practicum and internship forms and for help on what forms to use and when to use them

YOU MUST SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION FOR EACH SEMESTER OF PRACTICUM OR INTERNSHIP

Internship or Practicum: Which one do I take?

  • School Counselor students (M.Ed. - Counseling)
    take CNSL 595 - Internship I and CNSL 596 - Internship II
  • Licensed Professional Counselor students (M.S. - Counseling Psychology)
    take PSY 505 - Practicum I and PSY 584 - Practicum II
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist students (M.S. - Counseling Psychology)
    take PSY 505 - Practicum I, PSY 584 - Practicum II, and PSY 587 - Practicum III
  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology students (S.S.P - School Psychology)
    take PSY 505 - Practicum I, PSY 595 - Internship I, and PSY 596 - Internship II
  • Licensed Psychological Associate students (M.S. - Educational Psychology)
    take PSY 505 - Practicum I and PSY 584 - Practicum II
Internship and Practicum: How many hours of field placement are required?
  • School Counselor students (M.Ed. - Counseling)
    150 clock hours for CNSL 595 and 150 clock hours for CNSL 596
  • Licensed Professional Counselor students (M.S. - Counseling Psychology)
    150 clock hours for PSY 505 and 150 clock hours for PSY 584
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist students (M.S. - Counseling Psychology)
    150 clock hours for PSY 505, 150 clock hours for PY 584, and 200 clock hours for PSY 587
  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology students (S.S.P. - School Psychology)
    150 clock hours for PSY 505, 600 clock hours for PSY 595, and 600 clock hours for PSY 596
  • Licensed Psychological Associate students (M.S. - Educational Psychology)
    150 clock hours for PSY 505 and 150 clock hours for PSY 584 (note: 450 clock hours under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist are required for licensure, so students are encouraged to obtain more than the minimum required hours in their practicums or to take PSY 587 - Practicum III as an elective)

University

Graduate School
Catalog
School Counselor Certification (scroll to bottom of linked page & look for "Certification Programs")

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