Clinical Psychology Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Clinical psychologists--the largest specialty of psychologists--assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent mental disorders. Some clinical psychologists help people with personal issues, such as divorce or death, but many also specialize in treating severe disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorders.
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The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution with more than 4285 students at campuses across the country and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years.

Locations:  Chicago, IL

Programs:
  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
  • And more...

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Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.  The University is dedicated to the scientific study of psychology with a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage and the family.  The University offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Programs:
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • M.S. in Psychology (online)

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Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, health care, information technology and more. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.

Programs:
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Clinical psychologists can work in a variety of environments:
  • Hospitals or Private practice
  • Medical schools and Universities
  • Physical rehabilitation centers
  • Community mental health centers
  • Crisis counseling centers
  • Drug rehab facilities

How to Become a Clinical Psychologist

To become a clinical psychologist, you need a clinical psychology degree, usually a PhD in clinical psychology. A doctoral degree requires about five years of full-time graduate study. This includes a variety of clinical psychology classes and ends with a dissertation based on original research. A PhD degree may require practical work and tests instead of a dissertation. Clinical psychologists usually spend one year working while supervised by a more experienced clinical psychologist. In May 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), released salary information for clinical psychologists:
  • The median annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists--$64,140
  • The middle 50 percent--$48,700 to $82,800.
  • The lowest 10 percent--less than $37,900
  • The highest 10 percent--more than $106,840
In 2008, about 170,000 clinical psychologists practiced in the U.S. The BLS predicts the job market for psychologists will rise about 12 percent over the next ten years.