Our 60-credit option is designed to prepare the student to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The student may also choose to pursue doctoral study after completing the 60-credit option. The Forensic Psychology Specialization is available to all students who are following the 60-credit MS option. It requires two extra courses (6 credits), Law and Forensic Psychology: Research & Practice (PSY 627), and Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology (PSY 634), as well as a forensic focused master’s thesis and forensic practicum and internship experiences.
Our 36-credit option is the core of the 60-credit option but is not sufficient by itself for licensure. The student who decides to pursue doctoral study with less than a 60-credit master’s degree, or who decides to embark upon an alternative career path, can choose the 36-credit option.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
|PSY 507||Statistics and Research Design||3|
|*PSY 528||Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY 564||Advanced Developmental Psychology||3|
|*PSY 594||Physiology and Treatment of Substance Abuse||3|
|PSY 596||Techniques of Therapy||3|
|PSY 602||Clinical Psychopathology||3|
|PSY 610||Clinical Assessment||3|
|PSY 615||Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues for Clinicians||3|
|PSY 621||Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies||3|
|PSY 625||Advanced Personality||3|
|**PSY 627||Law and Forensic Psychology: Research and Practice||3|
|PSY 628||Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning||3|
|**PSY 634||Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology||3|
|PSY 635||Group Therapy||3|
|*PSY 637||Advanced Forensic Psychology: Assessment and Treatment||3|
|*PSY 646||Social and Multicultural Foundations of Practice||3|
|PSY 665||Clinical Practicum||3|
|*PSY 675||Clinical Internship||6|
|*PSY 643||Vocational Psychology||3|
|*PSY 645||Community Psychology||3|
*Students following the 36-credit option do not take these courses.
**Students completing the Forensic Psychology Specialization take these additional courses.