Originally Posted by lubersrun
Does anyone know of psych masters programs that are preparatory for clinical psych doctoral programs. All the psych masters program I can find are either preparatory for research doctorals or lead to terminal professional clinical masters degrees. What masters program should I pursue as preparation for a clinical psych PhD or PsyD?
Well, the majority of clinically focused MA / MS degrees are going to be terminal in nature. The research focused MA / MS are most likely going to be prep fro PhD in clinical or counseling. I guess it depends on your end goals for your doc program. If you want PsyD, you might find it helpful to do a terminal clinical MS / MA. That is the route I went and I had plenty of clinical experience in applying to PsyD programs with 100% acceptance. In retrospect however, it was a waste of time for me to do my MA when I should have just applied to PsyD direct out of undergrad. If your goal is a clinical PhD find a MA / MS program heavy in research with an empirical thesis as part of the curriculum.