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What is the deadline for application to the clinical psychology program?

February 15 of each year. Learn more from the Office of Graduate Admissions >>

Where do graduates from the clinical psychology program go?

Sixty percent of our graduates move immediately into either the public or private sectors of the mental health field. 35 percent continue their graduate education. Some of this group choose to work one to three years as a mental health professional first. The remainder of our past graduates are working outside of the behavioral health area in human resources or other business positions.

Does a master's degree in clinical psychology qualify me for licensure as a psychologist?

No. In Ohio, a doctoral degree is required for licensure eligibility. A master's degree partially satisfies the eligibility requirements for licensure in other states.

What is the difference between a master's degree in clinical psychology and a master's degree in counseling?

In general, clinical psychology programs put more emphasis on understanding the theory and technique behind instruments designed to assess aspects of intelligence, personality and psychopathology. Clinical psychology programs train students in empirical or research methods that enable them to better interpret and contribute to our expanding knowledge of human behavior and behavior change. Our clinical program, unlike many counseling programs, is designed with the scientist-practitioner model at its foundation, and includes two courses in experimental design and statistics, as well as requiring an empirical master's thesis project.

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