Recommended Course Sequence: Clinical-Counseling Psychology

The following are suggested sequences of courses for entrance into the program in the fall or spring semester for students taking three or two courses per semester in the program, and attending during summer sessions. Students entering in the summer or taking a varying number of courses per semester will be advised into an optimal course sequence. Additionally, if students intend to pursue an advanced degree at VSU (e.g., PhD at another university), electives may be strategically chosen at the master's level to reduce overall completion time of the advanced degree. This, however, will vary according to each program's requirements.

Course descriptions can be accessed HERE and syllabi can be found HERE.

Students Taking Three Courses Per Term 

Students Entering in Fall Semester Students Entering in Spring Semester
1st year

Fall 
PSYC7100 (4)  
PSYC7400 (3)  
PSYC7470 (3) 

Spring 
PSYC7110 (4)  
PSYC7200 (3) 
PSYC8000 (3) 

Summer 
elective (3) 
elective (3) 
Comprehensive Examinations 
(covering PSYC7100, 7110, 7200, and 7400)

1st year

Spring 
PSYC7110 (4)  
PSYC7200 (3)  
PSYC8000 (3)

Summer 
elective (3) 
PSYC7400 (3)

Fall 
PSYC7100 (4) 
PSYC7900 (3)  
PSYC7470 (3)

2nd Year

Fall 

Elective (3)
PSYC7900 (3) 
PSYC8800 (3)

Spring 
PSYC7971 (2) 
PSYC7450 (3) 

Summer
 
PSYC7972 (2) 
elective (3)

2nd Year

Spring 
PSYC7450 (3)
elective (3)
elective (3) 
Comprehensive Examinations 
(covering PSYC7100, 7110, 7200, and 7400) 

Summer 
PSYC7971 (2) 
elective (3)

Fall
 
PSYC7972 (2) 
PSYC8800 (3)


Students Taking Two Courses Per Term 

Students Entering in Fall Semester Students Entering in Spring Semester
1st year

Fall 
PSYC7100 (4)  
PSYC7400 (3) 

Spring 
PSYC7110 (4)  
PSYC7200 (3)

Summer 
elective (3)
elective (3) 
Comprehensive Examinations 
(covering PSYC7100, 7110, 7200, and 7400) 

1st year

Spring 
PSYC7110 (4)  
PSYC7200 (3)

Summer 
PSYC7400 (3)   
elective (3)

Fall 
PSYC7100 (4) 
PSYC7470 (3)

2nd year

Fall 
PSYC7900 (3)
PSYC7470 (3)  

Spring 
PSYC8000 (3)
PSYC7450 (3)

Summer 
elective (3)
elective (3)

2nd year

Spring 
PSYC8000 (3)  
PSYC7450 (3)  
Comprehensive Examinations 
(covering PSYC7100, 7110, 7200, and 7400) 

Summer 
elective (3) 
elective (3)  

Fall
 
PSYC7900 (3)  
PSYC8800 (3)

3rd year

Fall 
PSYC7971 (2) 
PSYC8800 (3)

Spring 
PSYC7972 (2)

3rd year

Spring 
PSYC7971 (2) 
elective (3) 

Summer 
PSYC7972 (2)

 

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