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Program Type Format
Avila University
11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
The Master of Science in Psychology program through the Psychology department at Avila University is a 36 credit program that creates the perfect launching point for graduate students intending to enter a doctoral degree. The program gives students a diverse background in theory, research, as well as practical elements that ready students for their future careers. This program doesn't qualify students for work in a clinical setting without extended academics, but it does provide valuable components that will assist graduates in many areas of life, and promotes success in other professional fields. The MS degree runs on two focuses, the general focus and the research focus. [full profile]
Master of Science in Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Social Psychology Master's Online
Dual Major in Social Psychology and Counseling Master's Online
Master of Arts in Applied Social Psychology Master's Online
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
2885 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807
The Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology which is currently being offered at the Forest Institute of professional Psychology concentrates on the theory and practices behind psychology and aims to give students a strong base of knowledge on which to build. The program is thesis based and requires the completion of 54 course work hours in addition to practical experience through internship or other means. Once completed, graduates are then able to go on to employment in the field of Mental Health in a variety of settings such as community or hospital, or to apply to undertake an advanced Doctoral Degree. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACL) Master's Campus
Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Family Studies Master's Campus
Certificate in Marriage and Family Enrichment Certificate Campus
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Central Missouri
202 Administration Building, Warrensburg, MO 64093
The Master's Degree Program at the University of Central Missouri is in preparation for a pre-doctoral program, and is a good opportunity for students continuing in academics to develop their skills in research. Professional networking, the co-authoring of relevant articles with members of the faculty, and an expansion in psychology information are all achievable through an MA at Central Missouri. Students who enroll in the pre-doctoral program are given guidance and extra experience necessary to assist in the choosing of a concentration of area of specialization in the field of psychology, including social, cognitive, counseling and experimental psychology as well. [full profile]
Masters of Science in Psychology Master's Campus
PhD Clinical and Health Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Missouri-Columbia
105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Master of Arts Psychology Program Master's Campus
Masters of Arts in Clinical Social Science Master's Campus
Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology Master's Online
Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education Master's Online
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
The University of Missouri-Kansas City offers a Master of Arts Graduate Psychology program which focuses more on research. It provides several opportunities for gaining experience in research areas in addition to experimental studies in a wide range of areas using humans as participants. The Master of Arts program is not designed for those wishing to obtain a license to practice as a Psychologist, it is more for those wishing to pursue a career in academic or psychological research settings, The program concentrates on the theory and statistics of Psychology as well as how to apply these skills in a real world setting. [full profile]
Masters Program in General Psychology Master's Campus
Ph.D. in Psychology Clinical Cognition PhD/Doctorate Campus
Brain PhD/Doctorate Campus
and Behavior PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Missouri-St Louis
One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63121-4400
The Masters Program in General Psychology at The University of Missouri - St Louis, offers a flexible approach leading to a Master of Arts Degree in General Psychology with the choice of Behavioral Neuroscience or Industrial/Organizational psychology as a specialization. The masters program is a selective program so will only allow a limited number of students to be accepted and consists of either 32 or 45 hours of credit, depending on the chosen specialization, these may be completed on either a full or part time basis. Class work will only begin in the Fall semester and is usually conducted in the afternoons. [full profile]
Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Master's in Psychology Master's Campus
PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Webster University
470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63119-3194
Webster University offers students who have previously completed undergraduate programs with an emphasis in Psychology, the ability to enter into a Masters in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling. Counseling and clinical psychologists cover very different areas of the psychological world; where clinical practitioners are consulted by patients suffering from mental illness, counselors provide assistance to developmental problems and mental disorders in a more general sense to resolve family and personal crises. Webster University provides graduates with a skill set that is needed to work in schools, hospitals, private and public practices and within the government. Students who succeed in this program are qualified to be licensed within their prospective fields. [full profile]
Masters of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Doctor of Philosophy PhD/Doctorate Campus

Psychology Education In Missouri

Missouri has a great job market for aspiring psychologists. The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center has reported that the field will grow by 10.4% between 2012 and 2022, which is significant. The employment forecast, therefore, is very promising, but you do have to meet all the requirements in terms of education, experience and examination.

To be able to call yourself a "psychologist" in this state, you have to become fully licensed. As a psychologist, you will hold a lot of responsibility over the mental health and well being of your patients and it will be your job to assess, diagnose and treat in the appropriate manner. As such, only those who have demonstrated to be competent in managing this type of responsibility will be able to receive their license, which they do through education, experience and examination.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Missouri

Missouri is one of the very few states where a doctorate degree is not a legal requirement for psychologists. Indeed, those who hold a master's degree can also become licensed, but only if they have obtained a minimum of three years professional experience as well. It is, therefore, recommended to pursue a doctorate level instead, and most choose to do so. The exception is in school psychologists, who are required to have a master's degree level with a specialization in education.

Either way, you will first need to complete a four year bachelor's degree program. The master's degree will add a further two years to your educational pathway. Should you choose to go on to doctorate level, you can expect to spend two years to complete a Psy.D., or four years to complete a Ph.D.. Choosing between these two is an important decision that will affect the rest of your career, so it is recommended to speak to a career adviser before making your choice.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Missouri

The Committee of Psychologists of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration has required that all prospective psychologists should partake in a minimum of two years supervised professional experience. One of these years can be obtained during a residency or internship. However, the other year must be after your doctorate degree, or after having completed the required experience for a master's degree. The experience must be obtained in no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months after graduating. Each week of that time must include between 20 and 50 hours of work experience. Finally, the experience must be directly related to the field of psychology and the delivery of services.

Missouri Psychologist Licensure Examinations

Finally, once you have met all the above requirements, you will need to pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), which s administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The test consists of 225 multiple choice questions and you must answer at least 70% of your answers must be correct in order to pass. It is a national test that focuses on eight different content areas, representing the core capacities expected of a psychologist. These are:

• 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

At present, the test costs $600. However, this fee is subject to change, so it is recommended that you check before you apply to take part. You will be allowed 3 hours and 20 minutes to complete the test.

The Career of a Psychologist in Missouri

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were some 1,440 psychologists employed in Missouri as of May 2014. The BLS has subdivided these as follows:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average of $68,280 per year, which represented an increase of 3.3% since the last count. The industry has grown by 11.5%.
• All other psychologists earned an average of $85,400, for an increase of 1.4%. Their industry has grown by 4.2%.

Naturally, average salaries mean that half of all psychologists earn less than that amount, whereas the other half earn more. There are a number of factors that influence salaries, including employer and years of experience. However, perhaps the single greatest determining factor in what your salary will be is whether you completed a Ph.D. or a Psy.D., as this will also determine the type of job you will have. With a Ph.D., you will most likely work in scientific research, or as a lecturer. With a Psy.D., by contrast, you will work in delivering direct clinical care to patients.

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