All admitted students must follow the above sequence of courses. Students who wish to make changes should contact the Program Director. Any change will result in a delay in graduation. All classes are held in Thousand Oaks except for certain 2nd year specializations. Students in the MS Clinical program do not take courses at the Oxnard campus.

The 34-credit curriculum requires the successful completion of the following courses. View course descriptions in the official course catalog.

  • PSYC 510 Psychopathology (3)
  • PSYC 512 Systems of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
  • PSYC 520 Law and Ethics (2)
  • PSYC 530 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interviewing (3)
  • PSYC 532 Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
  • PSYC 534 Group Therapy (2) OR PSYC 582 DBT Skills (2)
  • PSYC 550 Survey of Psychological Testing (3)
  • PSYC 562 Advanced Statistics (3)
  • PSYC 564 Advanced Research Methods (3)
  • PSYC 565 Research Practicum (3)

In addition, students can choose one of the two-course elective specialization series (3 units each course) listed below:

  • Principles and Techniques in Child Therapy PSYC 540 & Principles and Techniques in Adolescent Therapy PSYC 541
  • Principles and Techniques in Family Therapy PSYC 543 & Principles and Techniques in Couples Therapy PSYC 524
  • Family Mediation Theory and Research PSYC 577* & Family Mediation Application and Practice PSYC 578*
  • Psychological Trauma Theories PSYC 582* fall & Psychological Trauma Treatment PSYC 582* spring
  • DBT Basics PSYC 582 fall & Methods in Suicide Risk and Assessment PSYC 582 spring

*specializations vary by year

To complete the program, students have the option of taking a comprehensive exam, conducting a research study or writing a thesis. Choosing to conduct a research study or write a thesis requires three additional credits to the original 34 for a total of 37 credits.

View Student Accomplishments from former and current Clinical Psychology students.