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

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Cameron University
2800 West Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505-6377
The Department of Psychology at Cameron University gives students a wide spectrum of options for future professions in the field of mental health by offering a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology as well as a Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences. CU strives to engage graduates in the study of scientific methodology and behavior as it applies to mental processes, and urges students to gain a strong foundation in research, organization, and practical processes before moving forward in their academic journey. Students enrolled in the MSBS program will be expected to choose between a specialty in counseling, general psychology, or marriage and family. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science - Behavioral Sciences Master's Campus
PhD Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, OK 73717-2799
The Master of Psychology Degree program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is designed to give graduates the required level of education and skills which will enable them to experience success in their career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. There are three components which make up the degree, 7 required core courses which include a study of human growth and development, abnormal human behaviors and social and cultural foundations. In addition to this, graduates will need to complete another one of the optional courses such as personality theories, addictions counseling and more. To earn the required credits for completion a minimum of 300 hours internship experience must be achieved. [full profile]
Master of Counseling Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Social-Personality Psychology Master's Campus
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
At the University of Central Oklahoma, you can study towards a Master of Arts in Psychology. This degree focuses on six different majors, being counseling, board certified behavior analysis, experimental, school, general and forensic. Additionally, they offer the school psychometric certification, for those who want to work directly in the assessment of children and young people in schools. The University of Oklahoma has a very person-centered approach. As such, you will develop a truly personal relationship with all the faculty staff members that have an influence on your degree. Additionally, they have a strong focus on green initiatives and sustainability. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
PhD. Interdisiplinary Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019-3072
The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus offers a traditional approach to the world of Psychology, and has played an academic roll in the psychology community since 1892 when the first course appeared in the OU catalog. Students can work toward either a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology and specialize in cognitive, personal, developmental, industrial, social, or organizational psychology. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 and provide scores from GRA verbal tests as well as quantitative exams and analytical writing. Prerequisites also require students to have already passed introductory statistics, experimental methods, and a variety of basic psychology courses related to their study of interest. [full profile]
Master's in Psychology Master's Campus
PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts (Master of Arts) in Psychology Master's Campus
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) PhD/Doctorate Campus
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
The University of Tulsa offers a fully accredited Clinical Psychology program with an option for both Masters and Doctoral programs. Students are trained with a practical approach to psychology that allows them to experience real life settings in which their education will be used. Coursework is centered on the scientist-practitioner model, which defines the practice of psychology as an application of methodology, theoretical work, and scientific results to clinical issues. UT faculty is well versed in their respective fields and are expert researches with various educators working on personal efforts through federal and privately funded grant programs. Students are encouraged to participate in professional projects, complete course requirements, and use ethics and organizations within the department as well as in their personal lives. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
PhD in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Science in General Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus

Psychology Education In Oklahoma

If you want to become a psychologist in Oklahoma, an interesting and lucrative career awaits you. According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, the market for psychologists is growing, with an estimated 1,800 psychology jobs added each year. Additionally, the state offers competitive rates of pay and benefits.

As a psychologist, you will study human behavior and the mind, and the objective is to make sure everybody is able to live a happy and healthy life. You will assess patients and provide them with treatment, which is an incredibly responsible position to hold. This is why the state has ensured only those who have the right experience and education, and who have passed an examination are able to take on this role. The requirements are very strict, but they are also fair.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in Oklahoma

The education for psychologists in Oklahoma is legally governed by the Psychologists Licensing Act. This law states that all psychologists must be educated to doctorate degree level and that the program through which they obtained this degree is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It must also be a degree in psychology or a very closely related field.

To obtain a doctorate degree, however, you must first complete a four year bachelor's degree, followed by a two year master's degree. You will then need to choose between a Psy.D. and a Ph.D., which is a decision not to be taken lightly, as it will significantly influence the future of your career. Completing a doctorate tends to take between three and seven years. It is also recommended that you choose a program that includes a residency or internship, as you can count this towards your supervised professional experience.

The one exception to the doctorate degree requirement is for school psychologists. They only need to graduate from a school psychology program that is accredited regionally or by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in Oklahoma

According to the Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists, you will also need to complete two years of supervised professional experience. Up to one year of this can be completed before you graduate from your doctorate degree, but the second year must be completed after graduation. This supervised experience must be managed by a licensed and approved psychologist.

Oklahoma Psychologist Licensure Examinations

Once you have completed your education and have gained the two years of professional experience, you will be ready for the final step, which is the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) administered Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). This test is a national test that focuses on the eight recognized core standards 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, which currently costs $600 (subject to change) includes 225 multiple choice questions. You have 3 hours and 20 minutes to complete it. In order to pass, you must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly.

The Career of a Psychologist in Oklahoma

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were some 1,220 psychologists employed in the state as of May 2014. They have been subdivided into two categories. As such:

• Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earned an average of $53,090 per year, up by 5.8% since the last count. The industry had grown by 9%.
• All other psychologists earned an average of $77,290, up by 4.4% since the last count. The industry had grown by 7.9%.

There are great variations in salaries for psychologists. Firstly, an average salary means that half of all professionals earn less than that amount, and half earn more. Additionally, the exact employer will be of influence to how much you earn, as is the amount of experience you have. A truly determining factor, however, is whether you chose to complete the Psy.D. or the Ph.D.

With a Psy.D., you will be delivering direct clinical care to patients within a variety of service settings. This could be anything from a mental hospital to a private practice. The emphasis is one direct contact. With a Ph.D., however, you will be focusing more strongly on research. Although some Ph.D. holders do deliver direct care, the majority spend their time finding out about new improved ways of treating patients. Alternatively, they will work as lecturers, thereby influencing the psychologists of the future.

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