Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Statistics

Psychology and behavioral research are based, in part, upon the assumption of an orderly analysis of empirical data. Within psychology, behavioral statistics offer the foundation for discovery and advancement of the profession and provide the support for the demonstrability of treatment programs and other forms of psychological intervention. The Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Statistics offers a comprehensive array of statistical tools and analyses that will enable those who complete the certificate both private and public sector opportunity. The certificate represents a balance between the large sample parametric statistics of experimental design [ANOVA] and regression and the areas of nonparametric and small or single subject design.

Certificate holders will be able to create, design, and implement real-world statistical paradigms. Employers will benefit from the breadth of the program in the graduates’ ability to apply behavioral statistical paradigms to their knowledge base.

Admissions
Applicants interested in the certificate-only program should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate. Professional Development student and select on the application form the Certificate in Behavioral Statistics. The Admissions requirements for the certificate program is the same as for the M.A. program in Psychology. All credits earned in the Graduate Certificate Program in Behavioral Statistics may be applied to a master’s degree. For example, PSY 517 is a current requirement for the master’s degree in Psychology. Other credits earned in the behavioral statistics program may be applied in part to the elective hours required for the M.A. degree in Psychology.
Requirements: 12 hours

PSY 517, Intermediate Behavioral Statistics…………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 623, Experimental Design……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 hours
PSY 624, Multivariate Analysis……………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 hours
And one of the following

PSY 651, Advanced Nonparametric Statistics……………………………………………………………….. 3 hours
PSY 654, Single Subject Analysis…………………………………………………………………………………… 3 hours

Clinical Psychology Post-Master’s Certificate

The Clinical Psychology certificate consists of 26 credit hours of clinical coursework and supervised clinical experience. It is designed to prepare graduates for master’s degree level clinical roles within professional psychology. Any student who is fully admitted to the Psychology M.A. program may apply for admission to the clinical psychology post-master’s certificate. Students in the clinical certificate program must take their specialty track courses in South Charleston. It is important to note that students in the clinical area of emphasis must complete the entire track to receive any letters of support or other indication from individual faculty members, the department or the university that the student has achieved appropriate competence in the skills or knowledge bases associated with master’s level clinical training, and such students must complete the entire sequence for the Clinical Psychology Area of Emphasis to appear on their transcripts.

Requirements:
The courses listed below are required for the Clinical Psychology certificate. Those marked with * are restricted to students in the clinical certificate program. Students in the clinical certificate program must take their specialty track courses in South Charleston. It is important to note that students in the clinical area of emphasis must complete the entire track to receive any letters of support or other indication from individual faculty members, the department or the university that the student has achieved appropriate competence in the skills or knowledge bases associated with master’s level clinical training, and such students must complete the entire sequence for the Clinical Psychology Area of Emphasis to appear on their transcripts.

Curriculum:

Required:
PSY 533, Current Models of Psychotherapy …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 608, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 633, Individual Psychotherapy and Interviewing …………………………………………………………… 3 hours
PSY 610, Assessment of Adults …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 611, Assessment of Children …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 620, Adult Assessment Practicum …………………………………………………………………. 1 hours
PSY 621, Child Assessment Practicum …………………………………………………………………. 1 hours
PSY 634, Group Therapy …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 670, Clinical Practicum …………………………………………………………………. 6 hours
PSY 680, Clinical Internship …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
Electives:
PSY 619, Psychotherapy with Children …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 630, Adult Diagnosis and Therapy …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 635, Child and Family Diagnosis and Therapy …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours
PSY 671, Clinical Practicum II …………………………………………………………………. 3 hours

Admissions:
Applications for admission to the Clinical Psychology Post Master’s Certificate are due by March 15th and will be acted on by April 15th of each year. Students who are already admitted to the MA program may submit a letter of interest to the coordinator. Slots in the Clinical Psychology Certificate Program are limited. The most qualified applicants will be accepted until the slots have been filled. Grade point averages (undergraduate and graduate) GRE scores, and faculty recommendations will be considered.