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Getting a Masters degree in Psychology

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

A master’s degree takes about 2 years to complete. It will give you more options than a bachelor’s degree. Usually getting masters in psychology means training in either clinical, counseling or social work.

 

Training to become Marriage Family Therapist involves 2-4 years of coursework/practicum and 2 years of an internship. If you decide to pursue social work your education also involves 2-4 years of course work and 2 years of internship. Both degrees require licensing form the state.

 

The only disadvantages for a masters degree when compared to a PhD is the lower rate of pay, uncertainty of getting hired, and less skills with accountability.

 

The decision of pursuing additional education depends on you. Do you have enough money for a masters or a PhD? Are you dedicated to academia enough to be in school for more years?

 

If additional schooling isn’t for you visit popular jobs for psychology majors.

How to select a School and Degree program for Post Undergraduate Psychology Majors

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Research! Research! Do your homework on what schools you want to get into before you apply. What interests you about this school and its program? Have you visited your dream school? Have you spoken with students and faculty? Have you contacted students in the program you would like to enter? These are all questions you need to ask yourself and answer. Here are some other resources and ideas to think about when selecting a school:

  • Look into the school homepage and what they suggest when applying for their post graduate programs
  • Is the grad school you applying to accredited? Review schools on www.gradschool.com. This site will give you information about schools and psychology graduate programs.
  • What activities does the faculty engage in? Besides teaching is the faculty conducting research and publishing their studies?
  • Ask your professors what else they looked into when selecting their dream grad school
  • The American Psychological Association publishes a magazine for graduate students called gradPSYCH. The information can be found here: www.apa.org/gradpsych
  • Look at what opportunities and activities are available for graduate students. Does the campus have an active Psi Chi club? Are there career advising resources and mentoring?