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REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress

To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress in addition to the requirements of the program.

Master’s Degrees:

M.S.

Doctoral Degrees:

Ph.D.

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

48 credits

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

60 credits beyond the Master’s degree

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

16 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

32 credits beyond the Master’s degree

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

24 credits must meet the graduate-level coursework requirements. RP&SE courses that meet this designation include: 540, 550, 560, 700, 725, 820, 690, 810, 820, 840, 860, 880, 890, 910. Courses identified by other departments as meeting the graduate-level coursework requirement may also count toward this requirement.

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

30 credits must meet the graduate level coursework requirements. RP&SE courses that meet this designation include: 700, 710, 719, 725, 729, 735, 736, 737, 788, 789, 860, 870, 880, 890, 900, 903, 904, 910, 920, 921, 925, 930, 940, 941, 944, 980, 983, 984, 985, 990, 995, 999. Courses identified by other departments as meeting the graduate-level coursework requirement may also count toward this requirement.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

Students are allowed to count graduate coursework from other institutions. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

With program approval, students are allowed to count 7 credits of coursework numbered 300 level or above from a UW–Madison undergraduate degree toward the graduate degree. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between Special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count no more than 15 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special student. Coursework earned five or more years prior to admission to a master’s degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

Students are allowed to count graduate coursework from other institutions. Coursework earned ten or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

No credits taken as an undergraduate are allowed to count toward the post-master’s credits for the degree.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

With program approval and payment of the difference in tuition (between special and graduate tuition), students are allowed to count no more than 15 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special student toward the minimum graduate degree credit requirement; those courses numbered 700 level or above taken as a UW–Madison University Special student may count toward the minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement. Coursework earned ten or more years prior to admission to a doctoral degree is not allowed to satisfy requirements.

Credits per Term Allowed

15 credits

Credits per Term Allowed

15 credits

Program-Specific Courses Required

48 graduate degree credits to include:

Required Core Academic Coursework: rehabilitation psychology

Required Core Academic Coursework: other departments

Required Clinical Instruction: rehabilitation psychology

Program-Specific Courses Required

Meet requirements of master’s-level content in basic psychology, statistics and research design, rehabilitation psychology core, assessment, intervention, disability and human Behavior, and supervised experience.

60 post-master’s graduate degree credits to include:

Foundations (Ed Psych 711, Coun Psy/RP&SE/Psych 729, Ed Psych/Coun Psy/RP&SE 735, RP&SE 736, Ed Psych 795, Ed Psych/Coun Psy 737)

Measurement, Statistics and Research Design (Ed Psych 760, Ed Psych 761, Ed Psych 771, RP&SE 985, and additional coursework selected in consultation with Major Professor and approved by faculty)

Rehabilitation Psychology Core (RP&SE 870, 903, 980, 983, 984)

Practicum (RP&SE 900, 920, 930, 940)

Minor: 10–12 credits

Internship

Dissertation (RP&SE 990)

Doctoral Minor/Breadth Requirements

Doctoral students must complete a doctoral minor of 10–12 credits.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.0

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement

3.0

Other Grade Requirements

The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the next enrolled semester.

Other Grade Requirements

The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the next enrolled semester.

Probation Policy

The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.

Probation Policy

The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.

Advisor / Committee

Students are assigned a faculty mentor upon admission to the program and a permanent faculty advisor at the end of the first semester of graduate study.

Advisor / Committee

Students are assigned a faculty mentor upon admission to the program and a permanent faculty advisor at the end of the first semester of graduate study.

Assessments and Examinations

Master’s comprehensive exam successful completion of the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) national certification exam or a traditional written comprehensive exam.

Assessments and Examinations

Formal admission to doctoral study

Preliminary examinations

Dissertation final oral committee examination

Time Constraints

Master’s degree students who are absent for five or more years will not be given credit for prior work.

Time Constraints

A doctoral degree requires 32 graduate credits (300 level or above, no audits or pass/fail) taken as a graduate student at UW–Madison.

Doctoral students have five years from the date of passing the preliminary examination to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation. In some departments, if the professor(s) in charge is satisfied with the preparation, the preliminary examination may be construed as the final examination.

A candidate for a doctoral degree who fails to take the final oral examination within five years after passing the preliminary examination is required to take another preliminary examination and be admitted to

Rehabilitation psychology minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress chart March 2014 candidacy a second time.

Deposit of the doctoral dissertation in the Graduate School is required.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.

Language Requirements

No language requirements.