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Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33161-6695
Barry University's Master Degree Program in Clinical Psychology is designed with the scientist-practitioner model in mind, to ready students for further studies in the area of mental health. Students are encouraged to pursue a doctorate degree following completion of their MACP, and use their newly developed skills in research, theory, evaluation, and diagnosis to succeed in their chosen fields. Barry is a training focused institute that requires students to complete either a 60 credit degree, which is necessary to work toward licensing, or a 36 credit option. A practicum portion of the program is required in both options of the degree and includes 8 hours of clinical work per week in a supervised mental health scenario over the period of one semester. [full profile]
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307
At the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, you can follow three different degree programs in the field of psychology. The first is the undergraduate program, preparing you for further studies. The second program is the masters degree, which is perfect for those who are ready to see employment in the field, or who wish to continue on to Ph.D. or doctoral programs. The last course on offer is the educational specialist degree program, for those who want to work specifically in the field of education, working with young minds in order to prepare them to lead fulfilling lives and reach their potential. [full profile]
Masters Degree in Community Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Campus
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Developmental Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Social Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
The General-Experimental Psychology Master of Arts program at the Florida Atlantic University strives to impart the valuable knowledge needed for students to gain a solid start on the road to a Doctoral Degree. Graduates have gone on to specialize in a wide range of psychology based tracks at Doctoral level with over 95% of recent students being accepted on to a Ph.D. program. The M.A program uses mentors to assist students in completing the required 31 hours of semester based credit as well as the master thesis. The program is available on a full time basis and takes 2-3 years to complete. [full profile]
Master of Arts degree in General-Experimental Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACL) Master's Campus
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
The School of Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology believes that students who are interested in pursuing a career in psychology have a thirst for knowledge and understanding of human behavior as well as a desire to make a difference to peoples lives. The department offers the opportunity to start making that difference even whilst still study by involving them in active research projects, case studies and applied work through internships. Faculty members support and mentor students by involving them in this work and challenging them along the way. Graduates are able to go on to successful careers in the psychology field. [full profile]
Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Online
Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Florida International University
11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199
Florida International University offers a Master of Science in Psychology which is designed to train future practitioners and researchers, The curriculum is intended to supply students with a knowledge of the basic principles of psychology over a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved courses. Students are required to take part in field work and choose electives and thesis topics. There are 2 areas of specialization offered, Counseling Psychology provides students with skills and training needed to complete a final exam and obtain a license to practice. The Legal Psychology Program is aimed at those taking a law degree alongside the M.S. in Psychology. [full profile]
Master of Science in Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Science in Applied Psychology Master's Campus
Florida State University
222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
The psychology department at Florida State University is incredibly large, and offers study options at both graduate and undergraduate level. Additionally, there are six different areas of possible study. The focus of the university is very much on you as a student, and they ensure you have all the necessary opportunities to be challenged to your academic limits. This includes international programs and ensuring you are always involved in research. The emphasis is on communication and collaboration between the students and the faculty itself, which is achieved by comfortable, modern surroundings, including state of the art research facilities and laboratories. [full profile]
Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Campus
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Developmental Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctorate in Social Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Masters of Science in Business Psychology (MBP) Master's Campus
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
The Nova Southeastern University offers a completely online based, 36 credit program in which students will hope to achieve a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology. During the duration of the program, students are given an understanding of what the role of Forensic Psychologist entails and how they can apply the valuable knowledge and skills gained in a variety of contextual positions such as court cases, criminal justice and child welfare cases. Students will have regular contact with tutors and faculty members through the use of online programs allowing ideas and theories as well as tips and advice through the use of an interactive blackboard system. [full profile]
Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology Master's Online
Masters of Science in General Psychology Master's Online
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Psychological Science Master's Campus
PhD Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
The University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
At the University of West Florida, you can take part in two master's programs in psychology, being the applied experimental counseling degree and the industrial/organizational certificate in health psychology. These degrees are designed to enable you to work in a variety of settings, including the community, health settings, educational departments and even the military. Additionally, these degrees can prepare you in your application for a doctoral program at a different university, which many past alumni have gone on to do. The courses are all about being versatile and flexible, focusing on cutting edge research in the field of psychology and beyond. [full profile]
Master's in Psychology Master's Campus
Master's in Counseling Psychology Master's Online
Master's in Clinical Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology Master's Online
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University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816
At the University of Central Florida, there are a number of psychology graduate degrees on offer. You could choose to follow the MA program in Clinical Psychology, the MS program in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, the Ph.D. program in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology, the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and, finally, the Ph.D. program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. This demonstrates just how wide range the career options for those who study at the University of Central Florida actually are. It is also for this reason that the psychology department of this university is the largest on the western hemisphere. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. Program in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
MasterÕs in Forensic Psychology (MAFP) Master's Campus
University of Florida
355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-3115
At the University of Florida, you can take part in non-traditional doctoral or master's degree programs in psychology. The degrees to choose from are the Clinical and Health Psychology Ph.D. and the Master of Public Health program. There are a range of specializations that you can choose from, including public health practice, epidemiology and social and behavioral sciences. Additionally, the MPH program will require you to take part in an internship in a related field. The University of Florida has a strong focus of working together, creating partnerships between professional staff and alumni to have a real impact on the community. [full profile]
PhD Clinical and Health Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis Master's Campus
Doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Miami
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146
The department of Psychology within the University of Miami is a dynamic educational force designed to balance multiple academic factors including research applications, faculty development, undergraduate teaching, graduate training, professional training, and more within the bio behavioral sciences. The University strives to provide public services to children and families through contracts with the public schools and juvenile justice system of South Florida, and trains students to work closely within the field of health intervention in both adults and children. With thirty eight faculty members and one hundred and twenty staff members, the Clinical Psychology Graduate program at Miami was ranked twenty fifth in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report. [full profile]
Master of Science in Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Health Psychology Master's Campus
Masterof Science in Health Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology Master's Online
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699
The University of North Florida Psychology Department are devoted to offering a high quality academic experience with both graduate and undergraduate programs. They pledge only the best in teaching and promise to provide students with the skills needed to climb up the psychology career ladder or to go on to further academic study. A large part of the department focuses on research and they will often allow students the chance to come together for different research projects. Current projects include Adaptive Memory, The Psychology of Romantic Relationships, Experimental Analysis of Behavior and much more with new research projects being added all the time. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in General Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
140 Seventh Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701-9807
At the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg location, you can study towards an MA in Psychology. This looks at all elements of the human mind and behavior, being biological, developmental, social and cognitive. Additionally, it looks at how these different elements related to chronic diseases and other health problems. A strong focus is placed on research, as well as conducting and applying data. There are two options to choose from, being thesis or non-thesis, and both options include a range of different elective courses to work with. Additionally, the focus of the school is very strongly on risk, resilience and prevention, which means you will learn about dealing with specific community programs. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Psychology Master's Campus

Psychology Education In Florida

In Florida, licensed psychologists must be educated to doctorate level as a minimum. The degree must be in psychology and it must be obtained from a school that is fully accredited. If you wish to become a psychologist in Florida, you must really plan your educational future first, and have a thorough understanding of what the licensing requirements and procedures are as well. The information below will provide you with some guidelines to achieve that, as it highlights the requirements that the state has put in place for aspiring psychologists.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Florida

If you wish to work in the state of Florida as a licensed psychologist, you must hold either a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. in psychology. In rare cases, a doctorate degree in a very closely related field may also be accepted. This is possible, for instance, for someone with a doctorate degree in educational psychology. The degree must have been obtained from an accredited and approved institution. You must also provide transcripts of your doctorate when you apply to become licensed.

To get started along your educational pathway, you will need to complete a bachelor's degree first, which takes four years of full time study. Most aspiring psychologists will then move on towards obtaining a master's degree, which takes a further two years. After this, you can study towards a Ph.D. or Psy.D., which will take another two years. Some schools are willing to accept students to a doctorate program even if they only hold a bachelor's degree. However, completing the doctorate program will then take much longer.

There are differences between the two types of degrees because of the approaches taken within the doctorate degree. A Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) generally takes less to complete, because they have a less in-depth thesis that does not emphasize research as much as in the Ph.D. degree. This is because the focus is strongly on patient contact and clinical care. In contrast, a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree in psychology requires a highly in-depth thesis, in which students have to complete original research. Generally, this takes a lot more time to complete and it is also for this reason that funding and grants for Ph.D. degrees are higher.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Florida

Once you have obtained your psychology doctorate degree, you must complete 4,000 hours of supervised professional experience. This equates to two years of full time work. The full 4,000 hours must be supervised by a psychologist who has been licensed and approved by the Florida Board of Psychology. Upon completion of the doctorate degree and the 4,000 hours of supervised professional experience, you can start to apply to become licensed.

Florida Psychologist Licensure Examinations

The final step in the process of becoming a licensed psychologist in Florida is to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). This is the industry standard, national test that all aspiring psychologists must complete. It covers subjects such as assessment, the various bases of behavior, intervention, diagnosis and more. The test is delivered as 225 multiple choice questions, 175 of which are marked. As a national test, it is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), and there are locations across Florida where participants can take the exam. At present, a fee of $600 is required before you can take the exam. Note that this cost can change on a year on year basis.

Your license must be renewed biannually, and in order to renew your license, you must also complete 40 hours of continuing professional education in that biannual period. Furthermore, on every third renewal, Florida will require you to complete two hours of training in domestic violence education.

The Career of a Psychologist in Florida

Once you have obtained your Ph.D. or Psy.D., you will be able to obtain your license and, after that, start to work in the field of psychology that you have chosen. There is a significant difference in the job for Psy.D. and Ph.D. graduates, however. In most cases, those who have completed a Psy.D. will work in clinical positions, meaning they have direct contact with patients and working on providing actual treatment. Those with a Ph.D. are more likely to work in teaching or research, although they can choose to remain in clinical positions a well.

In Florida, a psychologist earns a mean annual salary of $89,810, according to statistics obtained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for May 2014. Entry level positions usually come with an average salary of $42,230, and the more senior roles can get salaries as high as $120,670. There are great variations in salaries depending on the type of degree and the type of employer as well.

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