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North Dakota State University-Main Campus
1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
The North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers one of the leading Psychology departments in the state and provides students with the options of earning a variety of degrees including a Ph.D. in Psychological Clinical Science, a Ph.D. in Health and Social Psychology, or a Ph.D. in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience. The psychological industry is a highly competitive market, which means that students must work hard and achieve as much academic credibility as possible to prove themselves in their prospective fields. For this reason NDSU provides a strong substructure of apprenticeship, research training, and hands on experience in laboratory applications. Students are expected to have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours at the graduate level before applying. [full profile]
Ph.D. in Psychological Clinical Science PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Health/Social Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
Masters in General Psychology Master's Campus
University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193
The University of North Dakota has recognized the ever growing area of Forensic Psychology and now offers a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. This program is suitable for anyone who is currently working in the field and would like to advance in their career, or to any students wishing to go on to study at doctorate level. It gives the students skills needed to go on and work in a variety of different settings such as addiction service centers, prisons and juvenile facilities, hospitals and more. The program consists of recorded lectures and online classes spread out over 2 years with specific deadlines for lessons and examinations. [full profile]
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
Master in Clinical-Community Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in School Psychology - Masters in Experimental Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus

Psychology Education In North Dakota

If you want to become a psychologist in the great plains of the state of North Dakota, an interesting career awaits you. The North Dakota Workforce Intelligence Network has reported that growth in the field between 2010 and 2020 is 13.9%. This is slightly below the national average, but there are still plenty of opportunities with interesting salaries and benefits.

People who need psychologists often put their full trust and faith in them. They hope to get help for anything from mild depression to full psychosis. As such, a psychologist is no less important to the life of a patient than what a surgeon would be. North Dakota understands the responsibility that therefore has to be shouldered by psychologists and they have placed a number of very strict requirements in place to make sure people are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to take on this work. These requirements pertain to education, experience and examination.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in North Dakota

To become a psychologist in North Dakota, you must complete a doctorate program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association or otherwise recognized by the board. To be accepted into a doctoral program, you must first complete a four year bachelor's program, followed by a two year master's degree. The doctoral degree will generally take between three and seven years to complete, depending on whether you choose a Ph.D. or a Psy.D.. Choosing between these two is incredibly important and you may want to speak to a careers adviser to help you in this decision. Do try to find a doctoral program that includes an internship or supervised residency, as this will count towards your supervised professional experience.

School psychologists are exempted from the requirement to have a doctorate degree. They must complete a master's degree program that is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists. Additionally, they must complete an internship of at least 1,200 hours.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in North Dakota

The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners also demands that you complete supervised professional experience. You must accumulate a total of two years, one of which must be after graduating from your doctoral program. The experience must be fully supervised and hands-on work.

North Dakota Psychologist Licensure Examinations

The final stage of becoming a licensed psychologist is to complete the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). This nationally recognized test is 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 pass. The questions focus on the eight core areas of psychology:

• 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 test currently costs $600, although this is subject to change.

The Career of a Psychologist in North Dakota

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were some 220 psychologists employed in the state as of May 2014. These have been subdivided into two categories. As such, the BLS reports that:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average of $65,560, which was a 9.5% increase from the last count. The industry had grown by 30.1%.
• All other psychologists earned an average of $84,490, which was an increase of 9.8%. The industry had grown by 49.3%.

It is believed that this growth is because the category includes the ndustrial organizational psychologist, a new and emerging field of psychology for which there is currently a surge in demand. Naturally, being average salaries, it means that half of all psychologists earn less than that amount, and the other half earn more. There are a number of factors that influence salaries, including years of experience and the exact employer.

Another important factor is whether you chose to complete a Ph.D. or a Psy.D.. With a Ph.D., you are most likely to get to work in research facilities or as a lecturer at university. With a Psy.D., however, you will more than likely work in clinical settings, providing direct mental health services to people who need it.

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