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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.