School and Ranking Information
Few schools around Dallas, TX, offer master's degree studies in clinical psychology, as this is an area more commonly studied at the doctoral level. Based on school rankings and student-to-faculty ratio, the following school is considered a top school for clinical psychology master's studies in the Dallas area:
- Winner: The University of Dallas is the only private, not-for-profit institution offering master's degree studies in clinical psychology within 25 miles of the city. The school is located in Irving, approximately ten miles outside of Dallas. Clinical psychology is offered as a concentration within its Master of Arts in Psychology program.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Dallas|
|Rankings||#13 Best Regional Universities in the South (2015)*; #8 for Best Value Schools among Regional Universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$14,205**|
|Psychology Master's Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||9**|
|Noteworthy||Ranked #22 among Master's Granting Universities by Washington Monthly (2014)***; Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Academy for Liberal Education|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Washington Monthly
University of Dallas
- 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Curriculum includes classroom instruction and seminars
- Clinical practicums at local mental health clinics available
The University of Dallas traces its original charter back to 1910 and officially admitted its first students in 1956. In addition to its main campus, it also operates a permanent campus in Rome, Italy. Established in 1966, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts offered the university's first graduate degree programs. Today, the school offers programs in philosophy, theology, politics and English, as well as psychology.
The Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in clinical psychology program requires 24 credit hours of coursework, a comprehensive written exam and a thesis. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. Over four semesters, students complete courses in psychopathology, human development, assessment and psychotherapy. Throughout these courses, students read first-hand sources written by Freud, Jung, Rorschach and other influential thinkers in psychology and related disciplines. Students interested in clinical psychology may add a 6-course concentration in the field, thereby increasing the required credit hours to 42. Classes in the concentration include health psychology, clinical psychology, clinical assessment and psychodiagnosis.