Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
The Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Psychology is designed to be responsive to the needs of a variety of Alaska behavioral health service settings and to meet prerequisites for licensing requirements at the master’s level in psychology for the State of Alaska. The goal of the program is to provide students with well-rounded education in evidence-based practices applicable to community behavioral health settings. The curriculum addresses local behavioral health needs in a context that is culturally-responsive and community-focused.
The MS program has two tracks: a Clinical track and a Behavior Analysis track.
- The Clinical track allows graduates to pursue either the licensed psychological associate (LPA) license or the licensed professional counselor (LPC) license in Alaska.
- The Behavior Analysis track includes coursework that is part of an Association for Behavior Analysis International® verified course sequence. The Behavior Analysis track prepares students to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) examination to earn a nationally-recognized certification, a prerequisite for professional licensure in the state of Alaska.
Please go to UAA's Authorization by State website for information about licensure or certification in a state other than Alaska.
For MS program students who are interested in working with young children and families, they can apply for the Project BLENDS fellowship. To learn more about how this works in conjunction with the MS program, see the FAQ sheet.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology will be able to:
- Apply a broad knowledge of contemporary psychology, with special emphasis on clinical psychology or behavior analysis.
- Demonstrate acceptable skills in research analysis (including writing and mastery of APA style).
- Demonstrate competence in basic clinical skills in psychology or behavior analysis sufficient to practice under general supervision.