The purpose of the Midwestern State University Graduate Program in Psychology is to provide the highest quality of training in the assessment and treatment of psychological disturbance whether found in children, adolescents, adults, families, or the community. Students leave the program with training in personal, interpersonal, educational, and vocational areas that impact individuals, families, and communities. The main focus is on the master’s level practitioner; however, we actively encourage our students to pursue doctoral training, and we see our program as a first step towards that goal.
Careful attention is paid to the values which provide a foundation for our approach to graduate training in psychology. Our values encompass the following domains: (1) scientific conceptualization – the application of scientific investigation and development of new knowledge to problem identification and problem-solving, (2) clinical objectives – the application of psychological theory and efficacious treatment to individual difference including cultural diversity, gender, age, SES, etc., (3) Ethics – exemplary personal and professional conduct that betters the field of psychology, and (4) interpersonal ability – ways in which one’s behavior fosters trust, empathy, and self-awareness.
Our faculty come from diverse theoretical orientations and professional experiences. Therefore, students can expect to become knowledgeable in a variety of psychological theories and practices.
In order to accommodate varied student needs, we admit students in the fall (application deadline is June 15th) and in the spring (application deadline is November 15th).
A student must complete 50 hours (Texas licensure requires 48) to meet the requirements for graduation. Many students are choosing to complete 60 hours as other states often have a 60 hour requirement.
(1) Biological Bases of Behavior, (2) Acquired or Learned Bases of Behavior, (3) Social/Cultural/Systemic Bases of Behavior, and (4) Individual or Unique Bases of Behavior.