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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4405
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Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

Completion of the MS degree in clinical psychology program will prepare you for licensure as a master's level psychologist in the state of Kansas and/or a licensed mental health provider in most other states.

Master's level psychologists conduct psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and perform other professional functions in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, private practices, psychiatric hospitals, and various types of residential treatment centers. In addition to preparing you for master's level licensure, the program also prepares you for future doctoral study.

This is an on-campus only program. The program consists of 60 semester hours of coursework in the areas of assessment, psychological interventions, research methodology, and supervised practicum and internship experiences. The program can be completed in two years of full-time study.

Course Tracks and Recommended Sequences

Scholarship Track

The scholarship track is designed for students interested in research and/or interested in continuing their education to a PhD or PsyD program in clinical psychology.

MS Clinical Scholarship Track

Professional Development Track

The professional development track is designed for students who may have an appreciation for research, but who do not wish to pursue it. Instead, these students may wish to begin clinical practice immediately following the MS degree.

MS Clinical Professional Development Track

Careers in Clinical Psychology

Program graduates have been very successful in securing employment in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and various types of treatment facilities. The Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board licenses Master's level psychologists in the state of Kansas. For information on licensure of master's level psychologists in various states, please review the website of the North American Association of Masters in Psychology.

Applying to the Program

Applications should be submitted directly to the Graduate School and must include each of the following:
1) Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results
2) Official transcript of all college credit
3) 2 Letters of Recommendation
4) Letter of Intent/Personal Statement
5) Graduate School Application

See downloadable application materials.

A completed file should be submitted to the FHSU Graduate School by March 15 for consideration of acceptance into the Fall and by October 15 for the Spring program.

Internships, GTAs and Experiential Learning

As a student in the clinical psychology program, you'll have the opportunity to gain extensive supervised experience in the application of mental health services. The required 15 credits of practicum and internship are designed to give you practical experience and professional skills, in addition to exposure to the organization and structure of mental health service agencies. During your first year of study, you'll complete an on-campus practicum in the Kelly Center, which serves as the campus counseling center for the university. Staffed by clinical psychology faculty members, the Kelly Center provides therapy experience with college students and adults.

After completion of the on-campus practicum, you'll complete a 600 clock-hour internship in an off-campus mental health agency under the supervision of a qualified psychologist. Internship opportunities are offered at area mental health centers, state hospitals, adolescent treatment centers, and chemical dependency programs. Teaching assistantships are not available during the internship semester.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) are available, which provide a stipend and, in some cases, a tuition reduction (here is information on applying to graduate school).

Interested in the Program?

Please contact Brooke Mann, Director of the MS Program in Clinical Psychology.

Mrs. Brooke Mann

Brooke Mann





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