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

Program Type Format
Andrews University
4150 Administration Drive, Room 136, Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Andrews University provides Psychology programs through various undergraduate and graduate programs including a Master's and Ph.D. option in Educational Psychology, a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, as well as an EdS in School Psychology. The MA in Educational Psychology is a 33 credit program which focuses on general, developmental, and instructional psychology, and provides a firm foundation in research methodology required for all careers and future study in the field. AU's doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology requires 95 or more credits and a dissertation, which are to be completed over a combination of 5 years, the credits being earned within the first 4. [full profile]
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Campus
Masters of Arts in School Counseling Master's Campus
Masters of Arts in Educational & Developmental Psychology Master's Campus
EdS School Psychology Master's Campus
PhD in Counseling Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Educational Psychology - General Emphasis PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Educational Psychology - School Psychology Emphasis PhD/Doctorate Campus
Eastern Michigan University
202 Welch Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The study of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University is a discipline created through the union of theory and clinical study and provides guidance in human behavior including needs, desires, and potential. EMU's Master's program allows students to choose between degrees in general or clinical psychology, as well as clinical behavioral psychology. A Doctoral program in clinical psychology also exists to encourage Master's graduates to continue their education through further academics. Human relationships, both personal and with other human beings is a strong field of study and students are encouraged to explore self-development as well as the interactions and expressions of those around them. [full profile]
MasterÕs in Psychology Master's Campus
MasterÕs in General Psychology Master's Campus
MasterÕs in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
MasterÕs in Clinical Behavioral Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. in clinical psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts in School Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Postdoctoral Masters of Science Program in Clinical Psychopharmacology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Psy.D. Program in School Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401-9403
The Grand Valley State University currently offers a School Psychology graduate program. This degree leads to an MS in Psychology and a Psychology Specialist Degree. The course is delivered through three main pathways, being research, practicum and traditional course work. This is delivered in order to make sure you are able to assess, prevent and intervene in mental health problems on both an academic and social level. Additionally, when you have completed the degree, you can apply for a school psychology license. The focus is strongly placed on practices that are evidence based, which means a lot of emphasis is placed on research. [full profile]
Masterof Science Psychology Master's Campus
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855
Northern Michigan University offers a General Psychology Master's Degree that provides graduates with the basic fundamentals necessary to succeed in a Psychology related career, as well as a strong foundation for students seeking to further their academics by enrolling in a doctoral program. NMU gives students the tools and information needed to create a unique and effective research method that expands across a multitude of subjects in the world of psychology. Students are expected to choose a thesis subject in social, cognitive, or developmental psychology, or may select a topic in behavioral analysis, neuroscience, cognitive science or a history of psychology. Faculty advisers with expertise in the chosen subject of psychology will work closely with graduate students to complete this project to the approval of the student's thesis committee. [full profile]
Masters in General Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Master's Campus
Psychology/MFT/LPCC Master's Campus
Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
Oakland University's master's program encourages their students to become involved in faculty lead research teams to develop a better understanding of their chosen field and the practical side of the careers they may be facing upon graduation. This is a non-requirement of the course, and aids in the ability to identify the faculty members of the Masters Committee, which will approve or reject a student's final thesis or science project which is required to complete this program. The project must result in a review of literature, a publication submitted to journal of professional standards or a grant proposal. In order to be awarded with a degree of master of science in psychology, students must complete 36 credits to the satisfactory of the committee. [full profile]
Masters in Social-Personality Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts Counseling Psychology Program with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology Master's Campus
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
There are two different specializations to choose from at the University of Michigan Dearborn Behavioral Sciences Department, these are Clinical Health Psychology and Health Psychology. Graduates from either of these programs will be awarded a Master of Science Degree which will enable them to go on to study at a Doctoral level or to enter employment in the Psychology field. The Clinical Health Psychology track requires 48 credits and takes around 2 years to complete, graduates will be trained to work in the mental health field. The Health Psychology track is a 39 credit program, also taking 2 years to complete and is more generalized. [full profile]
Masters in School Counseling Master's Campus
Masters in Career Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Sports Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
PhD in Counseling Psychology with a subspecialty in Sports Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in General Psychology Master's Campus
Wayne State University
656 West Kirby Street, Detroit, MI 48202
Wayne State University has a Department of Psychology which offers a wide range of programs for undergraduates which are specifically designed with the aim of getting students ready for further study in the field of Psychology, or it can also assist them with gaining entry into other schools in related fields such as medical, business and law. The faculty are passionate about teaching and also conduct several active research projects which undergraduates are invited to take part in. Programs are offered in most of the modern psychology fields including Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Development and Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. [full profile]
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
Western Michigan University currently offers a number of different graduate programs in psychology. These include the Master of Arts in either behavior analysis or industrial/organizational psychology and the doctor of philosophy in behavior analysis or clinical psychology. The university has a strong international reputation for their implementation of the science of behavior. Their courses include both academic theoretical knowledge and practicum experience. The university is committed to ensuring students have the best possible experience during their learning career and it fully supports them in their efforts. Additionally, they also offer a number of part time learning opportunities for those already in employment. [full profile]
Master of Arts Behavior Analysis Master's Campus
Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology Master's Online
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - Online Graduate Certificate Certificate Online
PhD in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Online
PhD in General-Experimental Psychology PhD/Doctorate Online

Psychology Education In Michigan

Those who want to get to work as psychologists in the Wolverine State will find that they are preparing for an interesting and lucrative career. According to the Michigan Labor Market, there is a projected growth of 16.6% in the field of health care, including psychology, between 2010 and 2020. This means that there are many different positions to choose from, and that the pay is highly competitive as well.

However, the Michigan Board of Psychology has some significant requirements for psychologists. This is because of the fact that patients entrust their mental health into the hands of these professionals, which means that they must be able to shoulder that responsibility. The role of a psychologist is to help people to deal with various mental and emotional conditions, some of which are minor and others that are very significant. Some psychologists will work in research, rather than in direct patient care, and their job is equally responsible, as they will influence further psychological work around the globe. As a result, the Board has set a number of very stringent regulations.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Michigan

All psychologists must be educated to doctorate level. This means that you must first complete a four year bachelor's program, followed by a two year master's degree. Your doctorate degree must be in psychology, or a closely related field such as counseling psychology or educational psychology. You can choose either between a Psy.D., which generally takes two years to complete, or a Ph.D., which will take around four years to complete.

It is recommended that you speak to a career adviser before you choose between the Ph.D. and the Psy.D. because this decision will have many repercussions for the future of your career. Additionally, it is recommended that you choose a program that includes a residency program, as this can count in part towards the requirements of supervised work experience.

The Ph.D. will require you to complete and defend an original research thesis in a subject that will influence the field of psychology. While you also have to complete a thesis for a Psy.D., it is not as in-depth and hence will take less time to complete. As a result, the grants and funding options for Ph.D. students tend to be higher as well, mainly because they will usually need an additional two years of study in order to complete their degree.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Michigan

Once you hold your master's degree, the state of Michigan may issue you with a limited license. This will allow you to practice in some areas of psychology while continuing to study towards a doctorate degree, and this will count towards your supervised professional experience. At least two years of experience must be obtained, one of which must be after graduation from your doctorate program. You must be supervised by a licensed and approved psychologist. Once you have achieved this, you can apply to become licensed at doctorate level.

Michigan Psychologist Licensure Examinations

The final step is to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). This is a national test administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). It consists of 225 multiple choice questions, and you must answer at least 70% correctly in order to gain a passing rate. The questions look at the various elements of psychology, such as ethics and diagnostics and more. At present, the cost for this examination is $600. It is a national test, and there are various centers in Michigan where you can go to complete it.

The Career of a Psychologist in Michigan

Once you have passed the EPPP examination, you will be ready to get to work as a psychologist. If you hold a Ph.D., you will most likely get to work in education or research, having very little direct contact with patients. If you have completed a Psy.D., by contrast, most of your job will be in direct patient and clinical care.

Job prospects and salaries for psychologists in Michigan as of May 2014 are very interesting according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary for clinical, school and counseling psychologists stood at $72,510. For all other psychologists, the average annual salary was $79,680. Both are seeing significant growth.

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