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
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Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

 

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Programs:
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology

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Pacific Oaks College values the experience students bring with them into the classroom. Our faculty will help you fuse your personal and professional experiences with new theories and concepts in a variety of fields.


Pacific Oaks is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor's-completion, master's, and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing.

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  • B.A. Community 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.