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Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55112
Bethel University currently offers a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology. This will teach you to offer counseling in various settings, including community, health care settings and schools for example. Additionally, the program is designed to help you on your path towards a doctoral study in psychology should you choose to follow this path. The school uses Christian teachings and focuses on applying faith to counseling practices. The focus is strongly on helping you to develop your own Christian mind, and how this faith can assist in terms of developing greater mental well-being. The degree is accredited and will allow you to be licensed as an LPC in Minnesota. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience Master's Campus
Masters of Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience Master's Campus
Masters of Psychology - Developmental Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Psychology - Quantitative Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Psychology - Social Psychology Master's Campus
Capella University
225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3389
Capella University provides an online Master's program in Psychology created especially to promote critical thinking within the field of psychology in relation to reasoning and coping strategies. A basic outline of the general principles of psychology, including research methodologies, theoretical and practical work allows students to choose a specialty in health psychology, family psychology, or an alternative psychological area of expertise that also involves business, academics, or human services. Many graduates of Capella go on to work in fields such as those of behavioral health specialists, mental health workers, clinical specialists, and multiple others in a variety of government and public settings. [full profile]
Master of Science in Psychology - Master of Science in Addiction Counseling - Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Master's Online
Masters in General Psychology Master's Campus
Minnesota State University-Mankato
South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
Minnesota State University at Mankato offers a clinical psychology program on a Masters of Arts level. This study is designed for those who wish to continue on to a doctoral study, and uses both academic and applied training. It also includes taking part in a practicum off campus, which much be completed in order to achieve the degree. The study is fascinating for those who want to work as a clinician and require strong interpersonal skills, as well as those who want to work in the field of research and require strong systematic procedure skills. It is able to integrate the two in one course. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Saint Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Saint Cloud State University's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master's Degree Program provides students with the information and mental tools necessary for a career in business, government or the area of consultation. Students are also encouraged to continue their academics, and are trained in theoretical and applicable knowledge in their field of study. Graduates are trained in Industrial-Organizational (IO) psychology to the level required by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and are given a firm substructure in data, psychometric, and management disciplines. A thesis, experience in a practicum environment, and the required class time are all necessary to succeed in this program, and completion should take 4 full-term semesters to obtain. [full profile]
Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts Research and Experimental Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Science Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Science Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1399
At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you can study for a Master of Arts in Counseling & Psychology. The course is designed for those who want to become registered on the LPC or LPCC and is delivered in such a way that those who already have employment can attend the classes, which are held in the evening or on weekends. The focus of the degree is strongly on developing a greater understanding of people and their relationships, as well as using this information to help individuals gain that same understanding, thereby greatly improving their own life, happiness, well-being and social relationships. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Counseling & Psychological Services Master's Campus
Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Minnesota
100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
The University of Minnesota currently offers eight different specializations when it comes to psychology graduate programs. Some of these include clinical and counseling psychology and quantitative modeling of individual differences, to name but a few. Additionally, they offer two different Ph.D. programs, being in counseling psychology and in clinical psychology. The broad spectrum of these courses is available because psychology is such a broad field. Hence, although you will be provided with the same core of knowledge regardless of the specialization you choose, you will also go more in-depth in a specific part of psychology. The university also has a strong commitment to diversity. [full profile]
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts Educational Psychology Master's Campus
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078
The University of St. Thomas graduate school of psychology currently offers two pathways towards psychology degrees. The first is the MA in Psychology, and the second is the Psy.D. in counseling psychology. The focus is strongly on employing ethical practice within the scientific discipline of psychology. To achieve this, they offer a supportive environment to you as a student, in which you are encouraged to reach your full academic potential. The university is catholic, but their focus is less on faith and more on community service. It is for this reason that they also offer their students numerous volunteering opportunities. [full profile]
Master of Arts (Master of Arts) in Psychology Master's Campus
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Science degree in general psychology Master's Campus
Walden University
100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Walden University offers a unique outlook on earning a Master of Science degree in Psychology through modernized online training. This program provides all of the same teachings of traditional courses while incorporating additional training exercises and distance learning capabilities into the degree. WU provides 12 specialized areas of interest which lay the foundations for a multitude of professions and future opportunities in psychology. Skills are created through in-depth research, hands on lab exercises, and a streamlined approach to the M.S. program which lets students complete their academic process in fifteen months. Certain specialties also provide the capability of adding credits from Master's programs into a doctoral degree. [full profile]
Masters in Psychology - Applied Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Crisis Management and Response Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Educational Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - General Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Health Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Leadership Development and Coaching Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Organizational Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Psychology of Culture Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Psychology - Public Administration - Social Change Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Social Psychology Master's Online
Masters in Psychology - Terrorism and Security Master's Online
Master of Science Master's Campus
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Campus
Post Master's Mental Health Counseling Master's Campus
Post Master's Child and Family Counseling Master's Campus

Psychology Education In Minnesota

Minnesota offers a thriving job market for prospective psychologists. They have competitive pay and great opportunities. However, the state understands the huge responsibility that psychologists carry in terms of improving the mental health of residents of Minnesota. As such, they have set very stringent requirements for anyone who wants to become licensed to do this type of work. These requirements span across education, experience and examination.

For some, the pathway to becoming a psychologist may seem daunting because of all these requirements. However, if someone is truly committed to improving the welfare of people, these requirements are fair and make sense. Additionally, the career that awaits you afterwards is exciting and rewarding.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota

All licensed psychologists in Minnesota must be educated to doctorate degree level in psychology or a closely related field. The degree program must have full regional accreditation, and it must also meet the standards as set by the Minnesota Board of Psychology. The only exemption is for school psychologists, who do not need to earn a doctorate degree. They do, however, have to hold a master's degree in school psychology and they must meet a number of other requirements as well.

To complete a doctorate program, you must first complete a bachelor's program, which takes four years, followed by a master's program, which takes another two years. After this, you will need to choose between going for a Psy.D. degree, which will take two years to complete, or a Ph.D., which will take at least four years. Careful consideration is required here, because the choice you make will significantly impact your future career and what you will be able to do.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Minnesota

You must complete at least one full year of working hours doing supervised professional work in the industry that you are specialized in. This one year must be completed after you have graduated from your doctorate degree. You must also be fully supervised by a licensed and Board approved psychologist.

Minnesota Psychologist Licensure Examinations

The final step you will need to complete before becoming licensed is to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). This test is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and includes 225 multiple choice questions. You must answer at least 70% correctly in order to be awarded a pass rate. The test, which currently costs $600 subject to change, is a national test and focuses on nationally agreed standards. It looks at eight core elements of psychology, being:

• Biological Bases of Behavior
• Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior
• Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior
• Growth and Lifespan Development
• Assessment and Diagnosis
• Treatment, Intervention, Prevention and Supervision
• Research Methods and Statistics
• Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues

The Career of a Psychologist in Minnesota

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), some 3,110 psychologists were employed in the state as of May 2014. The BLS has subdivided these as follows:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average of $73,280 per year. This is an increase of 2.7% since the last count. The industry itself has grown by 7.2%.
• Industrial organization psychologists earned an average of $100,030 per year, an increase of 17.8%. The industry has grown by 46.5%. This is mainly due to the fact that this field of psychology is a reasonably new concentration and there is a high demand as employers are starting to gain a greater understanding of the fact that looking after the mental health of their employees is vital to their efficiency and productivity. Additionally, psychologists are researching the effects of the busy lifestyles most of us now need and the changing balance between personal and professional life. Hence, although this field is growing rapidly at present, it is likely that it will plateau soon, after which growth will be in line with the rest of the psychology industry.
• All other psychologists earned an average of $120,500, which represents an increase of 15%. Their industry has grown by 18.8% since the last count.

These figures are averages, meaning that half of all psychologists will earn less, and the other half earns more. There are various factors of influence on overall salary, including the exact employer and years of experience, but also the type of doctorate degree. Those with a Psy.D. will be employed in delivering direct patient care in a clinical setting. Those with Ph.D.s can do the same, but they are more likely to work in a research laboratory, or in a university where they will provide lectures to the next generation of psychologists.

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