The Master of Arts degree program in clinical psychology is designed to provide psychological training and preparation for students desiring to deliver clinical services through community agencies. After completing the program and a two-year postgraduate internship, graduates are eligible to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors and practice independently in the State of Florida following licensure.

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Program Tracks

Applied Pre-Licensure/Non-Thesis Track:

This track is designed for students desiring to deliver clinical services in a variety of settings including community agencies and private practice. After completing the program and two years of postgraduate supervised clinical experience, graduates are eligible to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the state of Florida.

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Research/Thesis Track:

This track emphasizes clinical research and is designed for students who wish to focus on clinical research and/or are interested in pursuing entry into a doctoral program following the completion of their Master’s degree. Students who complete this option are not eligible to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors upon graduation.

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Program Admissions

Application Deadline is January 1st.

 

The UCF Psychology Department coordinates the admission process with the UCF Graduate Studies office. In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree in Psychology or a related area, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. A minimum of 15 semester hours of undergraduate psychology courses are required as a prerequisite for applicants with a degree in a field other than psychology. Completion of courses in abnormal psychology (psychopathology) and research methods and/or statistics is strongly recommended. Other recommended courses include clinical psychology, developmental psychology, personality theory, physiological psychology, and psychology of diversity.

For information on general UCF graduate admission requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Specifically, applicants to this program must provide:

  1. One official transcript from each college/university attended
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vita
  3. Personal Statement describing your experience, career goals and interests, and how this program is a good fit with your interests and goals.  For applicants to the Applied Pre-Licensure/Non-Thesis Track previous experience working in behavioral health settings or with individuals with mental illness is a helpful, but not required, experience to highlight.  For applicants to the Research/Thesis Track, you should discuss your research interests and which faculty you would be interested in working with to complete your Thesis.
  4. Three letters of recommendation, with at least two furnished by instructors who are well acquainted with you
For the Research/Thesis Track, only Dr. Steven Berman and Dr. Brian Fisak will be accepting students to begin in Fall 2023.
 
The GRE will NOT be considered for admission to our program for start date in Fall 2023.
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Program Statistics

Total Applicants
(202`2 academic year):
240
Total Number of Students Matriculated (202`2 academic year):
Licensure Track – 19 Thesis Track – 6
Total Number of Students Enrolled (both years):
Licensure Track – 31 Thesis Track – 8
Graduation rate
(last 5 years):
95.9%
Percent of courses taught by adjuncts or
part-time faculty during previous year:
0%

 


 

Total Applicants
(202`1 academic year):
137
Total Number of Students Matriculated (202`1 academic year):
Licensure Track – 12 Thesis Track – 3
Total Number of Students Enrolled (current):
Licensure Track – 29 Thesis Track – 4
Graduation rate
(last 5 years):
96.5%
Percent of courses taught by adjuncts or
part-time faculty during previous year:
0%