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There are 8 core (full-time) faculty members in the Clinical Psychology program, and, in any given year, 15-18 additional adjunct faculty members. The range of research interests among the full-time faculty is considerable (see individual web pages) and virtually all have published extensively, served on editorial boards of prominent journals, and held important leadership positions in the field. A recent (2007) report in the journal Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice ranked the Teachers College Clinical Psychology program 14th in the country (of 166 clinical Ph.D. programs nationwide) based on the mean number of scholarly publications per faculty member. Based on this criterion, the TC Program was highest-ranked among the many clinical psychology programs in the New York City area.
The M.A. program is appropriate both for students who have obtained undergraduate degrees in psychology and for those with a more limited background in the field. For many, these programs are of considerable help in clarifying their interest in professional psychology; for others, it is an appropriate first step toward doctoral education in the field. Thus, some graduates of these programs are now pursuing doctoral study in psychology, or degrees in other professional fields (e.g., education, law, or medicine). Others are employed as M.A. level mental health workers or research assistants in hospitals, research institutes, community organizations, business, and educational settings. Both the "General" and "Personality & Psychopathology" tracks allow students to design individualized programs, including the opportunity to work in the field or with faculty.
Students can choose one of two available tracks: The Personality & Psychopathology Track (MA-PsyA) or the General Track (MA-PsyG). The PsyA track is a structured curriculum that consists of pre-selected blocks of coursework to ensure a strong background in the fundamentals of applied psychology. The PsyG track consists of the same course offerings, but allows students to independently tailor their own curriculum