Clinical Psychopharmacology (M.S.)
About the Program
The didactic curriculum is comprised of foundational courses in pharmacology and physical assessment in the first year, followed by integrated psychopharmacotherapeutic courses in the second year. Topics in law, research and writing, and practice management are also included. Supervised clinical experiences will be required in both years of the curriculum to ensure adequate and appropriately timed patient care activities and supervised prescribing of psychotropic medications. Some courses may have laboratory hour requirements.
A complete list of professional/technical standards covering essential capacities for observation, communication, sensory and motor function, behavioral and social attributes, and other student performance requirements is available from the program.
The graduate curriculum is 24 months in length and is divided into two academic years, including coursework and supervised clinical experiences. Generally, each class of students will progress through the curriculum as a cohort, although a non-traditional, part-time route is also available. If a non-traditional route is desired, students should contact the program-training director to determine an appropriate schedule to complete requirements, keeping in mind prerequisites and co-requisites.
Required Courses take the following courses, take 40 credits40 creditsTake the following courses:RXPP5543 - Anatomy & Phys for Clinicians3 creditsRXPP5544 - Cell & Molecular Neuroscience3 creditsRXPP6602 - Intro to Prescribing Psycholog1 creditRXPP6620 - Adv Human Patho3 creditsRXPP6611 - Adv Health Assessment3 creditsRXPP6611L - Adv Health Assessment Lab1 creditPSCI6612 - Basic Clinical Pharmacology3 creditsPSCI6613 - Clinical Neuropharmacology3 creditsRXPP6603 - Physical Assessment Practicum1 creditRXPP6604 - Int Psychopharm I3 creditsRXPP6605 - Int Psychopharm II3 creditsRXPP6606 - Int Psychopharm III3 creditsRXPP6607 - Prof & Legal Prescribing Psych3 creditsRXPP6608 - Psychopharm Capstone3 creditsRXPP6640 - Research and Writing RXPP3 creditsRXPP6610 - RXPP Fellowship1 credit
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.