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Program Type Format
George Mason University
4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
The members of the Psychology Department at George Mason University are committed and passionate about teaching and imparting valuable knowledge and experience to it's students. They offer programs for both graduates and undergraduates with scholarships available and additionally also offer internship positions for High School students. The students work side by side with the faculty in the department, often getting the opportunity to take part in the various active research projects which are ongoing at the university. They place emphasis on using the skills and knowledge gained from any of their programs to help assist and change the world of Psychology to the benefit of all. [full profile]
Accelerated Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Applied Developmental Psychology concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Human Factors/Applied Cognition concentration in the Masters of Arts in PsyPsychology Master's Campus
Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
School Psychology concentration in the Masters of Arts in Psychology Master's Campus
Graduate Certificate in Aviation Psychology Certificate Campus
Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience Certificate Campus
Graduate Certificate in School Psychology Certificate Campus
Graduate Certificate in Usability Certificate Campus
Applied Developmental Psychology concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Clinical concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Human Factors/Applied Cognition concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Industrial/Organizational Psychology concentration in the PhD in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Psychology - Clinical PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Psychology - Cognitive Sciences PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Psychology - Community Developmental PhD/Doctorate Campus
PhD in Psychology - Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
Institute for the Psychological Sciences
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 511, Arlington, VA 22202
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Online M.S. IN Psychology Master's Online
Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
James Madison University
800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Besides undergraduate psychology degrees, James Madison University also offers graduate options. They offer a fully comprehensive range of options, being the M.A./Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, the M.A./Ed.S. in School Psychology, the M.Ed. in School Counseling, the M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration and the M.A. in Psychological Sciences. Additionally, they offer the Psy.D. in Clinical and School Psychology. Next, they offer two Ph.D. programs in Counseling and Supervision and in Assessment and Measurement. Finally, they offer two Higher Ed programs, being the Assessment Certificate and the CSPA Certificate. [full profile]
Master of Science Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Campus
Professional Clinical Counseling and Industrial/Organizational PsychologyÑManagement and Human Resources Master's Campus
Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Liberty University
1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Liberty University currently offers the Bachelor of Science in Psychology. They also have a minor psychology program. The BS focuses specifically on counseling (research or clinical), counseling and human development, and human services. The employment opportunities for those who complete this degree are fascinating and wide-ranging, and include private practices, child development, residential treatment and other treatment centers, substance abuse, church counseling, group homes and human resources fields. Liberty is a christian university and their curriculum is faith-based, creating degree holders who have Christ at their center. Their commitment is to develop champions of Christ, who have a true impact on their communities. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Applied Social Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Arts in Psychology Master's Online
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504-8000
The Norfolk State University is currently revamping their M.A. program in Community/Clinical Psychology due to changes in the requirements set forth by the licensing and certification boards throughout the United States. Restrictions and greater focus on the counseling side of psychology licensing has caused NSU to review the curriculum, during which time admissions to the program have been suspended. The MACCP course was previously a two year program during which students would train for 40 credit hours with the ability of adding a thesis, and two practicum options. In order to qualify for licensing, 60 credit hours are required, which means that further education is necessary for licensing. [full profile]
Doctor of Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Masters in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Cognitive & Instructional Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Developmental Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Neuroscience and Behavior Master's Campus
Masters in School Psychology Master's Campus
Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Old Dominion University
5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529
The Old Dominion University's Master of Science program utilizes a curriculum which has been designed to supply a strong foundation in research methodology as well as psychology in the most general sense. This presents students with a vast supply of options for their professional career choices. An MS Psychology degree does not license any student as a practicing psychologist in the Virginia Commonwealth, but some courses do supply relevant training in the professional world, which can strengthen a weak resume before continuing into a doctoral program. Throughout the study term students are required to work on professional level activities in the department alongside a faculty member. This can involve work in the subject of human factors, social behavior, cognitive processes, industrial psychology, and community. [full profile]
Master of Science in Psychology Master's Campus
Masters of Science Psychology Ph.D. Prep (Global Online) Master's Online
Regent University
1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Regent University's School of Psychology and Counseling, strives to change the world through therapeutic sessions, one patient at a time and professes a desire to make a real difference in the lives of people touched by services future graduates will offer. Students are encouraged to have elevated interpersonal skills and a passion to learn and counsel those in need. The faculty consists of well-known professors who are recognized nationally, some of which are award winning educators. Programs offered through Regent University are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), and embrace the concept that faith and science can work together in harmony to restore and elevate the human condition. [full profile]
Master of Arts in Counseling Master's Online
Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling Master's Online
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Online
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision PhD/Doctorate Online
Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
University of Virginia-Main Campus
1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628
The University of Virginia-Main Campus provides students with the foundation needed to pursue careers or continued education in the field of psychology. And The Ph.D. program extends to seven different psychological categories of study, including cognitive, community, developmental, clinical, social, sensory and systems neuroscience, as well as quantitative. One of these specializations should be chosen as a main focus of study, but other specialties may be incorporated into research and practical applications as well. Unlike other psychology programs, UV doesn't offer terminal Master's degrees, which means that graduates must continue their academics into a Ph.D. program. Data analysis and seminars are made available for students specializing in quantitative psychology, as well as those who are considering it as their main focus. [full profile]
Ph.D. in Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Clinical PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Cognitive PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Community PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Developmental PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Quantitative PhD/Doctorate Campus
Ph.D. in Sensory and Systems Neuroscience PhD/Doctorate Campus
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
Virginia Commonwealth University
910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284-2512
Virginia Commonwealth University offers graduate degrees in psychology through a variety of different specializations. Although it helps to apply with an undergraduate based in a field of Psychology, many students entering Masters Degrees in Psychology come from other academic foundations such as English or Philosophy. Graduate students are expected to complete their program through full-time studies and aren't permitted to apply for external jobs due to the amount of time and energy required to successfully complete a Master's degree. Over the first three years graduate students do receive finances through the program in exchange for work in the form of an apprenticeship. [full profile]
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology PhD/Doctorate Campus
Master of Arts Behavior Analysis Master's Campus
Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Campus
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806
Through Virginia State University, you can study towards an MS in Psychology. The focus is on one of the two areas, which is either general or clinical psychology. The courses conclude both practical and thesis, which must both be completed in order to finish the degree. One of the reasons why Virginia is so popular is because they focus on individual students and their strengths. This means that outstanding students may be offered a college training position upon completion, but also that each student will receive individual attention in order to make sure they develop a program most suitable to their needs. [full profile]
Master of Science in General Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Master's Campus
M.Ed. in Psychology Master's Campus
Master of Science in Psychology Master's Campus

Virginia Psychology Requirements

Those who want to work as a psychologist in the state of West Virginia with its beautiful Appalachian Mountains have a great career to look forward to. According to Work Force West Virginia, there is going to be a 6% growth in demand for psychologists between 2012 and 2022. Hence, finding a job should be reasonably easy, and pay will be competitive.

Psychologists offer essential treatment for those who have mental illnesses, which are the leading cause of disability across the country. The role of a psychologist is to help people to regain control of their lives. In the state of West Virginia, there is a recognition of the importance of these jobs, which is why they ensure that all psychologists are properly licensed. Hence, strict requirements are in place.

Educational Requirements to Become a Licensed Psychologist in West Virginia

Those who want to work as a psychologist in the Mountain State must be educated to doctoral level. There are numerous accredited programs to choose from. Most of these are offered on campus, but there are also a number of online programs.

The rule requiring a doctoral degree does not apply to school psychologists, however. Here, a bachelor's degree is the minimum educational standard. Alternatively, school psychologists can complete a Certificate of Advance Study that has psychology at its core. Then, a number of additional requirements are also imposed.

A bachelor's degree takes four years to complete. A master's degree takes an extra two years to finish. A doctorate degree takes a further two to four years to complete. This depends mainly on previous education. Additionally, it is usually required to finish a supervised residency or internship. West Virginia also has supervised professional experience requirements, and the internship or residency, will count towards that.

Supervised Professional Experience for Psychologists in West Virginia

Those who want to become licensed as a psychologist in West Virginia must complete a one year internship. Alternatively, they can complete post-degree supervision that is approved by the The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists. A board-approved psychologist must supervise this. Additionally, at least 500 hours (25% of the full experience) have to be spent in direct contact with patients. Every week, students must take part in 2 hours of direct training with a licensed psychologist. A further two hours per week must focus on other educational opportunities, such as conferences, seminars, group experiences and so on.

West Virginia Psychologist Licensure Examinations

The final step that must be achieved to become a licensed psychologist in West Virginia is to pass the EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology). This is a comprehensive test that sets the standard for the entire industry. Various different topics are covered in the exam, such as the different bases of assessment, behavior, intervention, diagnosis and more. The exam is made up of 225 different questions, each of which is of the multiple choice type. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), which is a national body, administers the test. The current cost of the EPPP is $600, but this can change.

The Career of a Psychologist in West Virginia

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently around 660 school psychologists and clinical counseling psychologists employed in West Virginia as of May 2013. Their average salary in 2011 was $52,580. This means that half of all psychologists earn more than this amount, and the other half earns more. The bottom 10% of psychologists earn an average of $39,060 and the top 10% earn at least $110,410.

There are great variations in the type of practice a psychologist works in as well. As such:

  • Clinical, counseling and school psychologists earn an average annual wage of $50,770, which is a 3.3% rise since the last count. Employment opportunities in this area have grown by 9.6% since the last count.
  • Industrial organizational psychologists earn an average annual salary of $70,620, which is a 14% growth since the last count. There are no data on how much employment opportunities have grown.
  • All other psychologists earn an average annual salary of $76,990, which is a 1.9% growth since the last count. Employment opportunities have grown by 1.2% since the last count.

This information demonstrates clearly that the greatest demand is in industrial organization psychology. It is also expected that this area will see the most significant salary increase between 2012 and 2022, if trends continue.

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