Master of Arts in Psychology [Clinical]

Program Director: Dr. Mary Ellen Fromuth
Jones Hall 222
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes

The Department of Psychology offers programs which lead to the Master of Arts with a major in Psychology and concentrations in Clinical, Experimental, Industrial/Organizational, Quantitative Psychology.. A minor is also offered at the graduate level.

The concentration in Clinical Psychology emphasizes a broadly based scientific professional approach with the goal of preparing students to work in various mental health settings and/or to pursue doctoral training. The core program concentrates on training in psychological assessment including diagnostic interviewing and cognitive, personality, and applied testing. Students are prepared to work in the mental health field performing psychological evaluations. in addition, all students in the clinical program are required to select a specialization, which represents the student's long-term goal as well as his/her area of personal interest.

There are several areas of specialization available in the clinical program. The General Clinical specialization is designed to allow students to sample a broad range of electives including additional coursework in assessment. The Health Psychology/Neuropsychology specialization enhances students' knowledge and skills in the areas of biologically- and/or neurologically-based assessment and links between physical and psychological health. The Behavior Analyst specialization trains students i the use of principles of learning to produce behavior change in people in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings.

Through courses and practicum experiences, the clinical program strives to prepare students for certification as psychological assistants and/or as certified behavior analysts. Because of frequent changes in the licensure and certification laws, MTSU cannot guarantee that the program will fully meet the requirements when students apply for certification. This program does not prepare students to practice psychotherapy or counseling at the terminal master's level.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Psychology program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Additional materials to be submitted to the Psychology department


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466