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The following is a list of Masters in Psychology programs throughout Kansas.

Program Type Format
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601-4099
Fort Hays State University provides an innovative experience through their MS degree in Clinical Psychology. This course is generally completed in preparation for a career in clinical psychology or before applying for acceptance into a doctoral program. The MSCP is designed to provide students with the skills and qualifications necessary to obtain licensing for clinical practice, which promotes the ability of career placement in a mental health center, psychiatric hospital, private practice, or other community health facility. The program takes 60 hours to complete over a period of 2 years and includes a practicum supervised by faculty or professionals in the psychology community. [full profile]
Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Accelerated Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Applied Developmental Psychology concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Human Factors/Applied Cognition concentration in the Masters of Arts in PsyPsychology Master's Campus
Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
School Psychology concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Graduate Certificate in Aviation Psychology Certificate Campus
Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience Certificate Campus
Graduate Certificate in School Psychology Certificate Campus
Graduate Certificate in Usability Certificate Campus
Applied Developmental Psychology concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Clinical concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Human Factors/Applied Cognition concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Kansas State University
Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506
At Kansas State University, you can follow a number of different psychological programs. The first is the graduate program, designed to teach both theoretical and practical elements of psychology. It also includes the completion of a Ph.D. thesis, for which you will be fully supported. On the undergraduate level, you will learn both about the academic discipline that is psychology, preparing for graduate studies, as well as the practical discipline, preparing you for a career as a psychologist. The focus is on general psychology, which means you are able to work in a range of different sectors, from law to theology. [full profile]
Master of Science Psychology Master's Online
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Pittsburg State University
1701 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Pittsburg State University, located in Pittsburg, Kansas, offers a Master of Science within the Department of Psychology with a major in Psychology. This program shines emphasis on two areas of future profession; the more general emphasis includes becoming an educator in a community college setting or continuing education by applying for a doctoral program. In order to obtain the appropriate certification and licensing to practice in the field of Psychology students will be required to continue their studies. Emphasis two provides training for those students who seek a license at the Master's level and wish to work with mental disorders in districts that allow this type of license. [full profile]
Masters in General Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Counseling Master's Online
Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling Master's Online
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Online
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision PhD/Doctorate Online
University of Kansas
Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
The University of Kansas has been successfully offering psychology training since the 1930s. They want to make sure you have the ability to understand behavior, emotions and methods of thinking. This is achieved through both academic and hands-on activities, including research. They offer various studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels and the goal is to make sure you will be able to work at the heart of psychological development and innovation. As a college of liberal arts and science, the University of Kansas has a strong focus on people-centered approaches and making sure you are supported and valued throughout your educational career. [full profile]
Doctoral in Clinical - Cognitive - Developmental - Quantitative - Social Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Dual-title Ph.D. Degree in Psychology and Gerontology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts Psychology Program Master's Campus
University of Saint Mary
4100 S 4th St Trafficway, Leavenworth, KS 66048-5082
At the University of Saint Mary, you can study towards an MA in Counseling Psychology, or an MA in Psychology (general). What sets this university apart is that they offer evening programs, as well as accelerated degrees. This makes their programs perfect for those who are already employed and wish to change or advance their current career. Classes are held once a week during the evening, meaning they are very easy to attend. Additionally, the university focuses on delivering affordable education, thereby allowing you to further your career without it having to cost you the earth, which is exactly what stands in many people's way. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Online
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master's Online
Ph.D. in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Clinical PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Cognitive PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Community PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Developmental PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Quantitative PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Sensory and Systems Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
Washburn University
1700 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66621-0001
A Master of Arts in Psychology from Washburn University equips graduates with the understanding and practical skills necessary to proceed into the professional world of psychology or to continue on to additional studies in their chosen field. Students who succeed in the MA program are able to take the required licensing exam in Kansas State to proceed into a clinical or counselor position within the community. Most students who do not continue with their academics choose to work in professions within the mental health industry and work in settings such as group homes, hospitals, addiction rehabilitation facilities and research facilities. Some graduates choose to remain in the educational community by becoming teachers. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
MA General Experimental Psychology Master's Campus
Wichita State University
1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0124
The members of the Psychology Department at Wichita State University are passionate about conducting applied research which they can use to better the theories, methods and practice involved in the world of Psychology. They have 14 research laboratories and clinics in total and regularly invite students to work with faculty members on projects. The department offers both graduate and undergraduate programs with opportunities for progression on to higher learning as well as professional positions in Psychology based employment. They pride themselves on giving graduates a solid foundation on which they may build and become full functioning, successful and professional members in a variety of psychology based positions. [full profile]
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology PhD in Community Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
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Psychology Education In Kansas

Kansas is a state with excellent employment prospects for psychologists. Hence, if you are interested in this field of work, you should be able to find a job very quickly. Furthermore, you can expect to get very competitive pay and excellent work benefits. However, before you can get to work as a psychologist in the Sunflower State, you will need to make sure you meet all the necessary requirements in terms of education, experience and examination.

The state of Kansas, and in particular their Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, want to make sure that every psychologist is fully qualified to deliver the highest quality of care. They must be able to shoulder the responsibilities that psychologists have to carry. This enables them to perform all the different duties, from assessing patients to diagnosing and treating them, to researching and developing new psychology theories. Unsurprisingly, a rich educational background will be required of you, as well as significant professional experience. The Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board has ensured that the steps that must be completed in order to become a psychologist in the state allow professionals to meet all these requirements and responsibilities.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas

The first step you must complete if you want to become a psychologist is to gain the relevant education. Kansas has determined that all psychologists must be educated to doctorate level, holding either a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. in psychology or in a very closely related field such as counseling psychology or educational psychology. Additionally, they have determined that the doctorate degree program must be accredited by the American Psychological Association.

To complete a doctorate degree, you must first complete a four-year bachelor's degree. This is followed by a two-year master's degree, and finally a two- to four-year doctorate degree. It is recommended that you choose an educational program that includes an internship, as you can count some or all of these hours towards the requirements for supervised professional experience.

Only those who want to become school psychologists are exempted from the doctorate rule. They only need to hold a master's degree in school psychology. However, you may still want to study toward a doctorate to diversify your career.

Careful consideration will need to be given to whether you want to complete a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. The latter is a program that focuses on clinical applications and direct patient contact. Although you will usually need to create and defend a thesis to graduate, this is not an overly in-depth thesis. By comparison, the Ph.D. is a research-based degree, which means you have to write and defend a thesis based on original research that will influence the field of psychology. A Ph.D. generally takes longer to complete but you will also find that grants and funding options are higher for this degree.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Kansas

Kansas also requires psychologists to undergo supervised professional experience. All graduates must complete two full years of work experience, one of which can be the internship for the degree. However, the second year has to be completed post-graduation. One year equals 1,800 working hours. Furthermore, you must also spend 180 hours per year providing services that are non-clinical or general. These hours must be fully guided by a licensed and board approved psychologist.

Kansas Psychologist Licensure Examinations

Once you have completed your degree and your supervised working experience, you will be able to apply to be licensed with the board. You must do this at least eight weeks before actually taking the examination, as you will need board approval to register for this exam, and that can take some time. This is the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), which is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). It is a multiple choice examination consisting of 225 credits. A passing rate requires at least 70% correct answers and you will be scored on a scale of 500. The examination looks at various topics of importance to psychology, such as diagnosis, assessment, intervention and different basis of behavior. At the moment, the fee for this examination is $600, but this does change regularly. The test can be taken in a variety of different examination centers across Kansas.

The Career of a Psychologist in Kansas

Once you have met all the necessary requirements, it is time to get to work as a psychologist in Kansas. If you have completed a Ph.D., it is likely that you will start working in a research-based or education field. If, however, you have completed the Psy.D., you are likely to get to work directly with patients in a clinical setting.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the salaries as of May 2014 were as follows:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists, of whom there were 1,140, earned an average annual salary of $62,820.
• All other psychologists, of whom there were 110, earned an average annual salary of $84,010.

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