Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology


The M.A. program in clinical psychology is a 45-credit-hour degree program that allows students to develop basic intervention, evaluation, and consultation skills. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume entry-level clinical positions in agency, health-care, and organizational settings.

Licensing laws of states vary widely, and students should consult the licensing body in the state in which they intend to practice to determine opportunities and requirements for licensure at the master’s level.

Minimum Requirements for Admission:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting body.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Graduate Record Examination. No minimum score is specified, but we scrutinize these scores closely.
  • Eighteen hours of credit in psychology courses or in courses that are primarily psychological in nature in a closely related field. Applicants must have taken abnormal psychology and a course from among statistics, tests and measurements, or experimental psychology. Other recommended courses are developmental psychology, learning, social 8 psychology, personality, cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, history of psychology, and general psychology.
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation.

General Requirements

The program includes formal course work in the core areas of psychology, research methods, personality and psychopathology, principles of psychological assessment and intervention, and professional issues in clinical psychology. Students are also required to complete six hours of practicum training. There is no thesis requirement. The program of study is fully described in The Handbook of Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tulsa. Although much of the program is prescribed, students are allowed some flexibility in choice of electives and practicum placements. In addition to providing a solid foundation for a career in clinical psychology, the program requirements satisfy prerequisites for many doctoral programs in clinical psychology.

Students should see their Department Advisor or the College Advising Office for a specific course requirements.

Applications for the program are submitted through the Graduate School admission office.