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Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of our visitors’ most frequently asked questions, sorted by inquiries related to becoming licensed as a psychologist, finding psychology degree programs, careers in psychology, and international applicants.
Becoming Licensed as a Psychologist
What are the requirements to become licensed as a psychologist?
In most states, in order to become licensed and practice independently as a psychologist, you must have a doctoral degree and pass the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP). Many states also have a state-specific jurisprudence exam requirement. Select states have supervised licensure categories that allow master’s-level psychologists to practice under supervision. For more information on the requirements, please contact the board of psychologist examiners for the state in which you wish to practice.
Can I become licensed as a psychologist with a bachelor’s or master’s degree?
While some states allow limited licensure at the master’s level, no states currently allow bachelor’s degree practice in psychology. However, there are still a variety of careers at the bachelor’s and master’s levels that do not require a doctoral degree or licensure. See our careers page for more ideas on where a degree in psychology can take your career.
Finding Psychology Degree Programs
Can you send me a list of schools specific to the type of program I am looking for?
We do not maintain lists of programs other than those that are publicly available on our site. You can visit our schools page to find a directory of psychology programs by state. The National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator is another resource that allows you to find programs sorted by multiple criteria.
How can I enroll in your school?
PsychologyDegree411 is an informational resource and as such we do not offer courses or programs. Please see our schools page for more information on programs that are available in your area. You can also check out our guide to earning a psychology degree online to find out more about online psychology degree programs.
Careers in Psychology
How do I become a psychologist?
Psychologists are doctorally-prepared professionals who have typically earned either a PhD or a PsyD. Many who are planning a career in psychology begin their journey by earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. After graduating from a bachelor’s degree program, prospective psychologists may enter a master’s degree program or enter directly into a doctoral program. After earning a PhD or PsyD, the next step is to pass the required state-level licensure exams and apply for a license. For an overview of requirements by state, please see our psychology licensing guide. For further questions, please contact the board of psychologist examiners for the state in which you wish to practice.
What careers are available if you have an associate’s or bachelor’s in psychology?
Psychology is a popular major because it can prepare graduates for a broad array of potential careers, including careers in criminal justice, paraprofessional psychiatric or social work assisting, community service, and human resources – among many others. For overviews of common career paths for psychology grads, visit our career guide. For more personalized guidance and access to further resources, we suggest reaching out to your professors and your school’s career center or alumni office.
I studied and became licensed as a psychologist overseas, how do I become a licensed psychologist in the US?
Typically, degrees completed at institutions outside the US must meet the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) guidelines for doctoral degrees in psychology in order to qualify for a psychologist’s license in the US. For specific requirements and guidelines, please contact the board of psychologist examiners for the state in which you are seeking to become licensed.