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Current Students

Program Student Handbooks

2018-2019 M.A. Student Handbook

2017-2018 M.A. Student Handbook

2016-2017 M.A. Student Handbook

Integrative Project Evaluation Form

This is an online survey that can be filled out digitally from wherever the sponsor is.

Evaluation of the Integrative Project Online Form - For Sponsors

Fieldwork Portal

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Fieldwork Portal

Our program has a very simple structure that permits each individual considerable flexibility in designing their own curriculum. This is a 36-credit program, which usually amounts to 12 courses (3 credits each). Some courses in other departments may be offered for differing numbers of credits. Coursework requirements are as follows:

36 credits + Integrative Project = Graduation

  • 18 credits in CCPX
  • 9 credits elsewhere at TC
  • 9 credits of electives

In-Department Courses (CCPX) (at least 18 credits)

Students are required to take at least 18 credits inside the Clinical Psychology Department (the code for which is CCPX), but can take up to 27 credits inside CCPX.

The Breadth Requirement (9 credits)

Additionally,Teachers College requires all MA-level graduates to take three courses outside of their program (CCPX) but inside Teachers College. The college also has nine other departments with a wealth of fascinating and psychology-relevant courses. Check the TC website for details. Other departments at TC:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum & Teaching
  • Education Policy & Social Analysis
  • Health & Behavior Studies
  • Human Development
  • International & Transcultural Studies
  • Math, Science & Technology
  • Organization & Leadership

Electives (9 credits)

Students may take up to 9 elective credits in any graduate level course at Columbia University, either inside the department (CCPX), outside the department, or by cross-registering with other schools at Columbia such as the Mailman School of Public Health, SIPA, etc.

Concentrations (optional)

Students may choose to focus one of 11“concentrations” offered within the program by taking four or more courses in a single area of study. See page 7-9 of the Student Handbook for a complete listing of available concentrations and the courses required to fulfill them.

The Integrative Project

All students must complete a substantial piece of original scholarship and/or research to graduate. The Integrative Project may take several forms. See page 16-18 of the Student Handbook for a full description.

  • Analysis of pre-existing data
  • Analysis of data collected by student
  • Systematic Review of the Literature
  • Ethnographic, Case Study, etc.
  • Questionnaire Construction
  • Structured Interviews
  • Research proposal and outline
  • Other qualitative or quantitative studies

Involvement in research and clinical fieldwork offers unparalleled opportunites for mentorship, personal grown, and depth of understanding of clinical phenomena. For this reason, students in the M.A. program are strongly encouraged to volunteer in research labs or clinical fieldwork placements in addition to coursework. Students volunteer in dozens of diverse fieldwork and research sites around New York City, including the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and NYU Rusk Institute. Because of the broad diversity of research interests our students bring, it is not possible for the program to provide research mentorship directly for every student, as such resourceful students use available networks and consult with advisors to locate research and fieldwork opportunites that best fit their specific interests.


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