Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

Clinical Program

Dr. Todd Smitherman
Director of Clinical Training
662-915-1825 |

The clinical program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).* Completion of the program ordinarily requires five years beyond the bachelor’s degree to complete. This time is devoted to a combination of course work, research, and a full-time clinical internship at an APA-approved training site. Requirements for the master’s degree are also fulfilled during this period. However, the M.A. is considered to be a step in the doctoral training and not a terminal degree. The clinical program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model and emphasizes an empirical approach to clinical practice. A social learning or behavioral approach characterizes the clinical training offered.

The first two years of graduate study in the clinical area entail completion of a basic curriculum of academic scientific psychology covering such areas as statistics, learning, physiological, psychometrics, psychopathology, cognitive-intellectual assessment, personality assessment, social, developmental, systems of psycho-therapy, and behavior modification. Structured clinical and research activities are also scheduled during the initial two years of training. The third and fourth years are devoted primarily to elective courses, practica, and research. The practicum experiences are provided on the campus and in a variety of community settings at increasing levels of independence, under the supervision of staff professionals. The fifth year is devoted to an internship at an APA-approved facility. The department assumes responsibility for assisting the student in selection of an appropriate internship and for maintaining liaison with the student and the immediate supervisor during the internship.

Tuition and fees: Mississippi residents $7,344, non-residents $20,574 per semester

All of our students receive in-state tuition, and depending upon the level of departmental assistantship they receive, they also receive tuition waivers of either 75% or 100%.

In accordance with the policies of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology Programs (CUDCP), the clinical psychology program at the University of Mississippi makes student admissions, outcomes, and other data available on its students.

*The APA can be contacted in writing at American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 and by telephone at 202-336-5979.

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