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Graduate Psychology Schools in Arkansas

Graduate Psychology Schools in Arkansas with Degree Program Overviews

University of Arkansas' Graduate Psychology Programs

The University of Arkansas is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System, and is a high-activity Research University, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation. The Department of Psychology believes that becoming a psychologist is a crucial aspect of pursuing a specialization in the field. For that reason, the first two years of both Ph.D. programs in the department give students a broad view of the field, as well as a sound methodology through a series of required courses, practical, and the development of a master's thesis.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The clinical psychology focus follows the scientist-practitioner model of psychologist training. With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas, graduates will be prepared to become skilled mental health service providers and efficient, accurate researchers.

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology

Experimental psychology is a little broader than the clinical program. Students in the Experimental psychology Ph.D. program can focus on social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, and neuroscience. There is an emphasis of formal course work and laboratory research so that students are trained for both academic and non-academic careers.

Contact Information

* Address: 216 Memorial Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701

* Phone Number: (479) 575-4256

University of Central Arkansas' Graduate Psychology Programs

This state-run university is the fourth largest university by enrollment in Arkansas, and the third largest college system in the state. Its Department of Psychology and Counseling is based on the philosophy that psychology and counseling are academic disciplines that contribute to a greater understanding of human behavior and experience. There are programs that focus both on the level of counseling individuals and on counseling at the level of the community.

M.S. in Community Counseling

Students can choose to major in Community Counseling or Community Service counseling. Graduates from this program have gone on to establish private practices or to work in community agencies or mental health centers. There are sixty required semester hours of course work as well as one semester in internship. Graduates can also become Licensed Professional Counselors through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling.

M.S. in Counseling Psychology

This degree is designed to serve as either a terminal degree or as a foundation for prospective doctoral candidates. Graduates from this program go on to work as psychological examiners in private practice, community mental health centers, or state and private agencies. As with the M.S. degree in Community Counseling, the program requires sixty semester hours of graduate credit and one semester of internship. Graduates can go on to become Licensed Psychological Examiners through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology.

Ph.D. in School Psychology

This APA-accredited Ph.D. program is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training. The basic philosophy of the program is that practice and research should influence and strengthen each other. The program prepares students to integrate scientific knowledge and skills into their professional activities.

Contact Information

* Address: 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035

* Phone Number: (501) 450-5000

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