Psychology at NMU
The Department of Psychology offers a master of science in Psychology degree, a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and Applied Clinical Psychology. Each program has its own set of admission and program requirements.
The Department of Psychology offers a master of science degree that provides students with a thorough grounding in psychological science, preparing the student for doctoral programs and/or positions that require the master’s degree. The MS degree in psychology at NMU provides (a) intensive student-initiated training in a variety of areas of psychology, (b) the statistical and methodological knowledge required to examine basic or applied issues and to function as an applied psychologist and (c) an appreciation of the scientific basis of all fields of psychology. Many graduates of this program will pursue training at the doctoral level while others will be prepared to work in a wide variety of occupations in which an advanced understanding of psychology, research methodology or human research is of value.
Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
The certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis provides coursework required for Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification. Those holding Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification are qualified to work in applied settings such as schools, hospitals, and other organizations as Applied Behavior Analysts. Graduates of this program will have the coursework requirements for qualifying to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam. Beyond earning the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, additional requirements to qualify for the exam consist of field experience hours and a master’s degree. Course taken toward the ABA certificate can also fulfill requirements of appropriate graduate programs.
Certificate in Applied Clinical Psychology
The certificate in Applied Clinical Psychology provides specific clinical psychology coursework listed as partial requirements for a Limited License Psychologist for the State of Michigan. Those approved as Limited License Psychologists are qualified to provide clinical psychology services conducted under supervision of fully-licensed clinical psychologists. Graduates of this certificate will have a specific clinical psychology listed as requirements in Michigan for a Limited License Psychologist. Other requirements include a Master’s Degree in Psychology, practicum hours associated with graduate-college credits, post-degree practicum hours, and passing a professional psychology exam. Review the specific listing of requirements posted by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for the State of Michigan.
Bulletin Year: 2023 - 2024 Graduate Bulletin